This is the February UFO ( Un Finished Objects) challenge, a quilt top that was donated to me that is well-pieced and pleasant colors, but didn’t feel quite large enough to call finished. So, I auditioned different borders.
I tried this 30s novelty print, and the colors were right, but the scale of the pattern was overwhelming.This one had the right colors, but the scale was also a bit too much.I think this was way too dark.I’m thinking I like this, a nice dark “stopper” border and a delicate dot print in a grayed blue. These colors were a challenge, since it is probably a top from the 80s.Here it is all completed! I am liking the way it turned out. The small dot print border turned out to be a few inches too short, so I took a similar colored fabric that was a windowpane check and finished off one side of the border with it. Can you see it? (Barely?) It is in the upper left hand corner of the quilt. That’s what our Grandma would have done, use what she had.
I think the best part about finishing the quilt is that now I am honoring the work of someone in the past who spent a great deal of time and energy piecing the top together, and now it is a functional and beautiful cozy quilt for someone to enjoy.