It looks so old-fashioned in that grannie-could-have-made-it style - meaning "my grannie" . . . not that I'm a grannie . . . not by a long shot!
I did purchase some border and binding fabric quite a while ago, but now that the blocks are sewn together I have decided that I want some of that darker blue to use in the border to separate the strips. So now I'm on the hunt for a sale on that.
This is the completed Blue Meadow Designs Mystery Quilt - finally! All washed and dried and unbelievably cozy - I LOVE THIS ONE TOO! It matches our sofa perfectly and . . .
someone else really likes it too. That green matches those little mischievous eyes, don't you think?
I'm not sure if you can see it clearly in this photo or not, but to add some interest/texture to the quilt border I added a folded fabric flap between the two border strips. I think I cut it 2.25" or 2.5", folded it and pressed it and then attached it at the same time as the last border. Gives it a bit of interest . . . I'm also thinking of doing this with the Drunkard's Path and the dark blue fabric I'm looking for . . . nice effect, I think.
Ah! Here is the completed top for my Summer Baskets BOM from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I have had quite a number of bloggers email me requesting more information and how to order this pattern/kit, so I have contacted The Quilt Patch and they are more than willing to put together the pattern and/or kit for anyone that is interested. So give Shelley a call at: (306) 692-3360 or visit their website to see what other great patterns they offer.
This one, I'm afraid, must be third on my "to quilt" list, but hopefully before the snow flies.