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Red Borders 

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!

Pet Project – Puppy Quilt

After the Y-seams, the rows are connected and I custom fitted a triangle piece to even up the edges.
Now for the border and backing!
Straight seams are easy!
DSCN0880[1]I actually quilted this one myself, with the feed dogs down and free motion foot on.  I may have done a bit too much, but I am happy with the end result. The backing is a cute all over print that can disquise my amature free motion work! – Now all we need is the pup.





Finally Finished

First boarderThe first border is a yellow print from the 1930’s retro pack of fat quarters, but the quilt was not quite big enough yet – so a trip to the local quilt shop for some matching or close to matching border and backing.

I selected the green print for a 5 inch border all of the way around making a 60 inch by 40 inch finished size.  I think this will work out nicely for someone -don’t you?

5 inch border
Now it is back to the shop for some excellent long arm work