Here's the finished March project. A bit more involved than I first thought it would be but I think the little appliqués add a cute touch. So here, with no further delay, my March OMG quilt.
I bought some new quilting designs just before this was finished and I really like how much texture this one gives to the quilt. It's called Melody by Sarah Ann Myers. I used a Hobbs 80/20 batt and pink So Fine.
Sometimes things just come together wonderfully. I was doing a little cleaning in the shelving under my cutting table. I keep a box of bindings that are either left over or made and not used. You can't imagine how tickled I was when I found a long, unused binding in the same dark green as the dragonfly. And, kismet! It was 6" longer than I needed.
Here's a better look at the binding and the border fabrics.
The best part is all the fabric came from my stash. I've had that purple floral border for YEARS! (unfortunately, I have a piece of it left so it may be seen in something else one of these days!) I pieced the back with bits of fabric on hand. I had nothing big enough for the whole back. (This ended up about 42 x 42". Not all that big.)
I've done a quick check of what is on the UFO list. I had 52 items at the beginning of 2016. I've completed 4 of them -- that means I should only have 48 projects left to do. Except, I won two different BOMs at Faithful Circle in the last few months so I guess I'm not making as much progress as I thought I was. The next project is easy peasy. Put borders on a top and then quilt it. I have plenty of fabric so should be able to find a border and a backing amongst the fabric I have saved for it. Here it is. Unfortunately I took the photo at night in hopes of getting this blog finished today.
I like the purple fabric with it. I think the turquoise would be too "loud." I'll look at it again in the light and figure out what to do. I do know I'll need to figure out something to quilt within the handles. Hum, I wonder what design I have that I can use. Outside the handles I see stippling or maybe just stitching in the ditch around the squares. Time will tell.
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Happy Quilting All!