I have been sick all week, so not much of anything going on around here. Fed up with lolling about in bed yesterday, I snuck downstairs and made up these:
14 little brown Bow Tie blocks to add to the 6 I made a week or so back. At the start of the year I had not intended to make so many blocks each month, but these are so quick and addictive to make. I just love doing them and they keep on leaping in under my sewing machine needle unassisted. LOL I shall have to think about a setting for them before too long.
Then this afternoon I went and added the borders to this quilt.
It was brought into Stitching Hearts quite a while ago, but was a bit small as it was, so I brought it home to add the borders.
I have picked it up several times since it came home with no inspiration at all as to what the borders should be. This week I was trying to tidy my workroom a bit (Ha Ha!) and found the quilt, sitting sadly in a heap. As soon as I saw it I knew it needed a narrow purple frame border, and a large print for the outer one. As it happened, last time I was at Stitching Hearts I brought home a pile of fabrics to destash for the group and the fabric I chose for this quilt was in that pile.
Just enough purple to cut 1.5" strips for the first border, and just enough of the print to cut the 3.5" strips for the second border. Nothing left of the purple, and just one 2" strip of the fruit print. Feeling chuffed.
The fruit print is not a fabric I would have ever purchased, but I think it looks good with the quilt.
There are some fun fabrics in the blocks, like this building in the corner.
And the blue pottery.
And also a lovely floral bouquet. Wouldn't mind a piece of that fabric!
You might remember me telling you about a little baby quilt I made here to take to Melbourne for a Naming Ceremony. Well here is the little cutie on her quilt.
Isn't that just the cutest photo??
Don't forget to go take a look at all the other brown goodies made this month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up here.
Til next time.....Keep on Stitching
PS Just noticed that the colour for November is lime green.