Yesterday was one of those days where I just wanted to finish something. I have plenty of works in progress to choose from, but this one from 2010 has been calling my name.
Last year I worked on it at a quilt retreat but then realized I hadn’t brought enough light strips to finish. I ended up with mostly dark combinations that didn’t work with the quilt. Back into a box it went, and this time it sat for a year.
So yesterday I added some recent Fig Tree strips, and even added in a couple of pieces from Aloha Girl!
I had already finished the first three strip sections last year, so I just needed to finish the fourth “braid” and start putting everything together.
I was determined to use fabrics I had on hand to finish this quilt, too. The cream polka dot sashing is some Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille I’ve been saving for awhile. The body of my quilt only has one little strip of true aqua, but nevertheless I decided a little pop of aqua from Avalon would make the perfect inner border.
I just need to add the outer border (my favorite floral from Somerset) and then I can get this off to be quilted!
It feels great to finish up something in progress…and it empties a box to start something new!
The Simply Small parade will be Monday the 16th…thanks so much for stopping by!