My “Summer Stars” quilt has been one of those projects that has been around for quite a little while. I know it’s been longer than a year and quite possibly even two years since I started this quilt. But I’m okay with that because…well…time can be your friend.
In the beginning I made the scrappy stars from my favorite DS Quilts fabrics. Quite a while later I decided on the red print alternating blocks. At that time I was really happy with the mix and thought about quilting it and adding a scrappy binding. But every time I went to send it to be quilted something stopped me. A few times I wasn’t sure I had the right backing. A couple of other times I just didn’t really feel it was finished yet. So it sat (or rather hung in my closet) for quite a while–over a year I’m sure.
Friday night I was looking for something in my stash and happened upon a yard of the gorgeous blue floral in the photo above. Something about the blue and the red reminded me of this quilt, and I decided to audition the fabric for a border.
Well…that…as they say…was all it took. One thing led to another and within a short time I had the perfect borders and had picked the perfect backing…all from my stash.
It’s headed to my friend Abby for quilting…this is going to be one fun finish! Oh, and I have picked the binding already too…but I’ll keep that to share later. So I’ve decided it’s not always a bad thing to have a long-term work in progress…in fact…it can be pretty rewarding.
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