Introducing Garden Stars.
to a stunning quilt!
Now, I'm not one to automatically put borders on my work. But the shortage of yellow background and the small size of the blocks made for a small quilt. Therefore, a hefty border was needed to make the quilt a decent size (37" x 37"). Fortunately, I had 6" strips of the same fabrics in the stash, making it a no-brainer on border width. The strip width within the border corresponds to the square size in the blocks, giving unity to all the elements. That's something that's really important to me when I'm designing a quilt, otherwise, it could end up being a jumbled mess.
Here's more eye candy, and yes, I was brave and used a med/dark purple thread throughout.
A perfect thread choice, as it gives the quilt a more purple feel, and really shows off the quilting (and any mistakes!).
The back, a green plaid flannel,
shows off the quilting in a soft, lighter purple, almost a lilac color. You can just see the hint of purple below.
Ok, that's enough eye candy for today, and enough purple for awhile. I'm way behind on aqua, and haven't even started red. But the good news? I'm banishing the scraps!
Tomorrow I'll go over how I came up with the quilting design for this beauty.
See you then!