Since I can't share any of those projects for a couple more weeks, I thought I'd revisit my Splendid Sampler one more time with you before it's off to be quilted.
I was able to get the borders added since I shared this last...and I'm very
happy with how they work to really make the quilt feel finished. I really wanted to use the same mint floral I used for my sashing posts for the outer border, but I wasn't able to get that print at the shop I was at. I chose another mint floral (also from the Chestnut Street collection) and I'm really pleased with it. It's a bit more whimsical than the other more traditional floral, and I like the feel it gives to the quilt.
My inner border is a print from the Strawberry Fields collection (and I also used it in the scrappy sashing). It seems to be a fun contrast with the polka dots in the setting triangles.
It's always hard to fold it up to send to be quilted...I actually left it out on a guest bed for a few days just so I could go in and look at it every once in a while!
Here are the finishing details:
- 50 blocks (6" x 6" finished)
- Sashing and posts 1 1/2" cut (posts 1 1/2" x 1 1/2")
- Inner border 1 1/2" cut
- Outer border 4" cut
- Finished measurements 60 1/2" x 70 1/2"
Thanks so much for stopping by!