Since I simplified the border of Bonnie Hunter's design by using strips, the corners worked out differently, but I'm not too fussed about it in this very busy quilt.
I chose to highlight the dark/light of the patchwork by making the center square a light in the 9 patches that made up the corners of the outer border. I don't think anyone will notice the break in the alternate design...do you?
Keeping up the momentum, I immediately set about constructing a backing. The top came out 64x88" unfinished and I pulled more brown yardage to cobble together.
Both of these fabrics have lingered in the stash for too long. The Thimbleberries print on the right I have had for more than 5 years. The brown in the background never matched anything I tried to put it with before, and the block print on the left I couldn't make work into something sizable enough to complement the print since I only had a yard of it. No matter, they joined another bunch of leftovers to make themselves useful!
Scrappy and make-do are the name of the game for this quilt. My sister has got her long-arm machine working but still is having some tension problems. I'm hoping to put this big quilt on it and do a simple design. The binding fabric I also picked out and will get that together soon.
See more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.
DH Grant was on vacation last week and we marked his final morning off Sunday with breakfast out with our daughters, son-in-law, and grandsons.
Hunter (2) tried on Papa's sunglasses. They matched his Tshirt saying well, I think!
Cove (4) drew a picture of Papa and was concentrating on copying Papa's name on the drawing, as his mama had written. The next generations headed off to Target and the beach after breakfast and I got a few pics later on Instagram of the beautiful day they were having. This week should be perfect summer weather--it is the last week of school for our district, many other cities in the County have already had their graduation ceremonies. The ocean still looks full, despite our severe drought status!