I did not want to make gazillions of the same block so I thought it would be fun to make this a sort of "One Woman Round Robin" instead. One border at a time and it would be a real quilt!
I found a great eggplant batik at my favorite online source, Batiks Plus. I used six different gold and purple batiks cut into 2 1/2" squares and had my first border done.
It was looking a little bland to me, so the next round was a colorful piano keys border. No, I did not repeat a fabric. Yes, I do have a great stash!
I wanted to add a plane border next with appliquéd flowers and vines. Everybody knows you need some curves to balance all those straight lines. Well, almost everyone. Sweet Adorable Hubby said it needed squares instead and sketched it out for me. Huh. Looks great! Whatta ya know about that!?
I appliquéd the squares on and then embroidered around them and finished it off with another eggplant border. I mailed the quilt to my nephew Tim and his wife Catherine in celebration of them buying their first home. I think it will make a great snuggle quilt for them to use for many years to come.
So, Congratulations to Tim and Cat. And Happy Housewarming!!!