The borders are finished and sewn on Country Charmer. I've been saving the little beige and brown check just for the right quilt.
The old sled is great to display the quilts. It is in more pictures than Zinnie!
The blocks in this quilt were made totally from the scraps basket by combining just about every color imaginable. It's never to late to join the Country Charmer quilt along. There is information about it HERE. Join us and use up some of those scraps that are sitting around just waiting to be made into a quilt.
It is a bit easier to see the check border in this picture. Now I just have to decide how I'm going to fill the border with quilting. I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve and I'm actually looking forward to quilting this baby and putting her in the finished column.
I'll get the backing made today....and it's going to be scrappy to match the front. Scrappy backs take more time to make, but I take a yard of this and a yard of that and stitch them together for a fun back. If you make a scrappy back, remember to press the seams open to reduce the bulk. You never know where the seams are going to come together with the front of the quilt, and your machine quilter might not be too happy with you.
I have a HandiQuilter and love it! HandiQuilter offers a series of webinars that are very informative HERE. I'm registered to watch one this morning called Finish Quilts With Modern Quilting Styles. I'm far from modern, but I know I'm going to learn some useful information during the webinar. After watching a webinar, I want to run, not walk to my machine and start playing with different quilting designs. All of the past webinars are in an archive that anyone can watch. Great information!
I'm whittling away at the to-do list. I promised myself not to add another item to it this week! There's always next week.....and that list is getting longer by the day.