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Time for a skinny border

Are you needing a project for a cold and snowy day?  Me too!  While it snows and the wind blows making it feel like 5 below zero outside,  I’m digging  into a holiday project.  Check out this festive, holiday quilt top!  It had been patiently waiting back in the project box last week while we celebrated Christmas with family.

After dishes and laundry this morning,  I reached into my pile of UFO’s  in the project box – looking for the perfect project to work on during my vacation day.  I just love creating holiday quilts and this one pops with bright colors!

I had completed the center, feathered star block using a “no Y seam” technique between Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas.  Then, put it away for a week and waited for another chance to spend a day (hopefully) finishing this quilt top in time for NEXT year!  In order to make the quilt larger, I decided to use two different prints for large setting triangles.

Center feathered star square

The first layer of setting triangles pieced after the feathered star is made of a fun red and white snowflake print.  I found a bold, paisley print in holiday greens for the second set of setting triangles.   This took the size of the green, red and white center, feathered star block from a 24 inch square to 47 inches square in no time.

Setting triangles Accent colors

Now, it’s time for a 2 1/2 inch border before deciding if it is big enough to stop piecing and start quilting.

Border choices

Which color should I use? Red or white?  Let me know your thoughts.  While I’m waiting to hear back. I’ll find another seasonal UFO and work on that for a while.

Time for a skinny border