Hi Everyone………hope this blog finds you well and enjoying Friday! I am focusing on my hand pieced 1930s Grandma’s Star quilt, one of my projects for the quarter 3 2013 Quilt- A-long hosted by Leanne at She Can Quilt.
I have had this beautiful border fabric for a while now. I just needed to get on with it which is why setting goals in the quilt along is a fabulous idea. I chose a find grey strip to transition from the various coloured stars. For the outer border, I chose a vintage print by Kei fabric “Petit Joli” . It is always a challenge picking a border fabric for a scrappy quilt, particularly with the myriad of colours in the stars. I purchased the fabric from a local quilt shop Amitie.
The border, whilst busy in its own right, softens the quilt and doesn’t take away from the stars. Perhaps it is because of a lower colour value. What do you think? Is that why it works?
I am backing the quilt with this lovely backing fabric, that has been in my stash. It has that modern vintage look which I think will work well. The next step, basting and then my favourite part – hand quilting! It is very cold in Melbourne and there is nothing nicer than being kept warm by the quilt you are working on.
As always, thank you for stopping by. Wherever you are in the world have a great day and fabulous weekend.
Happy Sewing……Marie x