To finish off the Christmas feathered star quilt, I started with a skinny red border to follow the green paisley setting triangles. This still seemed smallish, so I added more of the red and white snowflakes pattern and finally finished the quilt top with another 2 1/2” red border. This last red border brought the quilt to 64 inches square- just slightly larger than a standard lap quilt size, which will be great for wrapping around someone on a chilly winter day. The backing will be the green paisley, and I’ll probably finish the quilt with a green binding to match the backing after the machine quilter finishes quilting this top for me!
The shop owner gave me a three week turn around time for machine quilting this quilt top with their long arm service. So I’ll be done with this UFO by the end of January- plenty of time before next Christmas🎄🎄🎄🎄on to the next project!