I am working my way through the stack of quilt tops needing to be finished: sending them out for quilting, attaching borders, sewing down bindings--I am getting it done a bit at a time.
Here is Viola, a Miss Rosie pattern, that took me an inordinate amount of time. There was lots of piecing in this top, as well as machine appliqué. I did make the quilt a bit smaller. The pattern called for sixteen blocks, and I was done after twelve. Then I let it sit for months without the borders. Luckily I had cut everything out and had made all the half square triangles for the borders, so just some assembly was required. It turned out not to be a big deal at all. I don't know why I put these things off but I do.
The quilt is an odd size as a result of my not making it square--64" by 84". However, I think it will work quite well on Eva's bed. Those topsy turvy pots of flowers are kind of cheerful and fun, aren't they? The border turned out adorable, and was quite painless. I love a pieced border, and this design was such a great idea. You don't have to piece the *entire* border, just random lengths of half square triangles with plain strips attached. I think it is a terrific effect, and far less time consuming than a completely pieced border would have been.
Hope you all had a nice Memorial weekend!