Hello and happy Wednesday! I try to post work(s) in progress projects on Wednesdays whenever possible, and I definitely have lots of works in progress right now. I’m currently working on my third quilt with our upcoming Creekside fabric collection for Moda, and I’m just in love with the whole collection.
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 ½″ cut (posts 1 ½″ x 1 ½″)
- Inner border 1 ½″ cut
- Outer border 4″ cut
- Finished measurements 60 ½″ x 70 ½″
It’s just the right size for a couch/lap quilt! I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep this one on a chair in our master bedroom!
Thanks so much for stopping by!