Today I was able to sew the outer borders onto the 'Red Hat' coins. I made a backing out of the leftovers from the front, so I can say that very little of the 'Red Hat' fabric is left and that is in the scrap bin! I did need to get creative as it wasn't quite enough fabric for the backing, so into the closet I went looking for the 'ugly' in the correct color way :)
I loaded it all up and started quilting with the Plumage panto that was already on the table. Lilac thread already threaded in the machine and bobbin, too! Talk about using what's available! Here is a picture of the second row by the border. The lilac shows up in the green but blends nicely with the various 'Red Hat' coins. My plumes are very organic...meaning each one is a little different from the previous :)
The ORANGE birthday girl has decided on lime green as her accent. a very good choice I feel. A nice bright quilt for a soon-to-be 16 year old girl :)
Amy at Amy's Passions is having a give away to celebrate 100 posts. But hurry, the comments close at 11:00 pm tonight (Central time zone). As part of her game, she askes that you post a favorite quilt, either made by you or given to you.
Here is one of my favorites. It is called Fuzzy Navel Squared and I really stepped outside the comfort zone on this one with the yarn couched onto the squares. It was given to my niece as a graduation gift from Law School last year.