What a boring blog--only the same quilt over and over again for weeks--sorry, peeps! I'm happy to say I made the entry deadline by hours to spare, so I get to show a finished quilt at last.
The finished quilt is about 59" square, a shape I don't usually prefer, but seems to work just fine for this quilt. All the nine patches came from a swap of Civil War print themed blocks. I found the pattern called Carefree Romance in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine that worked perfectly with these 6" finished blocks.
I used the same caramel print for the binding as the hourglass blocks, which I'm hoping ties it all together nicely.
For the first time, I tried a "ribbon" design for the border, rather inexpertly, at that. Not my favorite! I may end up ripping it out and going with something else in the future. Crossing my fingers it doesn't count too badly against me in the judging.
A pieced backing lends some contrast to the traditional front. Happy to cross this quilt off the UFO list! In addition to this quilt, I submitted four other items, three of which I had to borrow back from their owners: a modern Christmas Chevron table runner and an Any Witch Way wall hanging from DD Elaine, plus the Baby Houndstooth quilt I recently made in April for my Bunco buddy (whose adorable baby girl, Kate, I got to hold for awhile yesterday!). Finally, there was a wool applique candle mat. Next time I see them after the Fair opens July 31st, it will be to discover whether any ribbons are attached. Wish me luck!