Yesterday I got the last border and the nine-patches made for the corners on Country Charmer. Lately, I've been working so sporadically on this quilt. I knew I would finish it by Christmas....but Christmas of what year?
I changed the corner nine-patches up a bit from the first time that I made this quilt. I used the lighter red, so they wouldn't get lost in the border. I love to drape quilts over this old sled. Just a perfect way to re-purpose a non-functional sled.
I'm also going to change the way I quilt the borders on this one. I have my sketches drawn, now I just have to transfer my ideas to the quilting machine.
Nothing goes to waste. I had some strip sets left from the nine-patches, so I incorporated them into the backing. The center is a light green check, the lighter fabric is leftover from the front background, and the greens are leftovers from the blocks.
I just listened to the weather report, and there's a chance of rain here on Friday and Saturday! Even a slight possibility of snow....snow?? This is May isn't it? I need to get my raking done and piles of pine needles picked up before the rain begins. I have to sign off now and start my day. I hope you all enjoy your Thursday. You want to rake some pine needles?