Today I finished the borders on Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for 2015/6. I really pushed to get it done yesterday, I was up early and started putting the blocks together. Four hours later it was together, sans borders. I had a good book to listen to, so time passed quickly. Later I pressed it, I wanted it nice and flat so I could measure for the borders.
In my stash I found a not so pretty yellow with red print that I picked up off the sale rack at LQS a while ago. I still don’t know why I bought it, it reminds me of McDonalds, but its the perfect inner border for this quilt. The black outer border is scraps from a backing of a different quilt. I can honestly say that I didn’t have to go and buy any fabric for this quilt top, its all from scraps and stash. I have fun remembering each quilt that the scraps are from, one of the red calicos is from the early nineties. I also used it in Orca Bay and Pfeffernuesse, there is now only a small piece of it left.
I think I am going to concentrate on the Rubies, Garnets and Diamonds quilt and get that finished up. I am almost done piecing the 12oo+ HST (ugh!) that make up the sashing. I think there are only 4 more blocks to do to finish. The last few have been made using templates, not the easiest or speediest way to construct them. I will persevere.
Linking up with Mystery Link-up Monday at Quiltville’s Quips and Snips today.