Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Fun Finish

By gosh, those quilts that were never, ever planned, but instead just come together surely have to be one of the best parts of quilting. I had these leftover 2.5" squares. I needed some hand stitching to take with me when we did some traveling and visiting over Thanksgiving. This is the result!

I am so thrilled with this finish. I often find myself thinking that I need to be using more of that Kaffe Fassett fabric that I have in the stash. I have sooooo much, and I don't know how I will ever manage to use it all. Well, bit by bit, I suppose I will. Eventually.

I did a fair amount of auditioning for that final, outer border. I almost went with Waltzing Matilda - that's the name of this fabric. Isn't it great? The name is as wonderful as the fabric.

I went instead with this one. I think it is called Kimono. It was the darkness of it is that tipped the scale in its favor.

So I can count another finish for 2012. It was nowhere on my radar screen to get this one done; it just happened. *Giggly, happy dancing!!*
Off to see what's next on the to-do list. I have many options. I believe I listed them in the previous post.
One thing I did not list was a Mystery Quilt that is being run by Bonnie Hunter on her blog, Quiltville's Quips and Snips. It's called Easy Street, and every Friday she gives a new set of clues (directions). I have not actually started cutting and sewing, but I am printing off the directions, and have even pulled some fabric for it. I may not start it until after the new year. Then again... 
Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. It's a wonderful finish! I love the way the border works with the squares too.

  2. Great finish Jayne, love the colors.

  3. Incredible how quickly that came together, and how beautiful the colours are.

  4. I love your quilt...always love quilts with nine patches. The darker border is what I would have chosen, too. By the way, I think the bench in that photo is great!!!


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