Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Twist in my Mystery

The scraps continue to fly in my sewing room. I've finished all the blocks plus a few more to make it bigger in my mystery quilt.  As mentioned I didn't want to just slap a border on it as was suggested in the pattern. 
 I used these units to go around the edge of my quilt. I like the way they finish the pattern on the 16 patches and create diamonds where the pattern was beginning to repeat. I think it gives it a more finished feel.
I think it gives it a more finished feel. I'm about half way so I'm hoping today to finish this up and hopefully have a top soon. 

Fat Quarter Shop Basic of the Month Sale
Several people have commented on my background, both in class and here on my blog. It is Bella Solid 9900-100. It is one of my favorite solids to use as a background. I also like the buttery yellow of 9900-148 and any gray. Gray is a wonderful background in my opinion. Now is a great time to stock up as the Fat Quarter shop has them all 20% off.  Always good to stock up when there is a sale. I know I will and wanted to share the news in case you would like to. 

5 comments:

  1. You're right. Your plan for the border really finishes they quilt off well. You must be really pleased with the results.

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  2. I hadn't thought about your background fabric but it is a pretty color.

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  3. What a great idea to finish the edge! Love the look.

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  4. I do like the way you finished off those partial units to make a border. Have you considered putting another small border of background fabric to "float" the diamonds?

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