Last fall I thought about starting a new project and purchased the pattern Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell.
After studying that pattern I decided to make some changes and sketched out what I thought would be something I'd feel comfortable with. Everything was based on 6". I thought about appliqueing a 24" center then adding multiple borders.
But I decided to eliminate the appliqued 2nd border as shown in my sketch and made lots of bordered 9-patch blocks instead using large scale prints.
Then I had an aha moment in February when I woke up in the middle of the night telling myself there was no need to applique a large center block when I had this fantastic eagle panel that Rachel gave me nearly a year ago. It was perfect!
. . . Churn Dash blocks from Barb V's block swap last year.
It still needs a final border and I'm thinking this stripe might be just the thing. It's really old. The selvage is stamped 'Jinny Beyer for Mr. R.J.R. Fashion Fabrics.'
This is what it will look like and I hope to miter the corners. Sorry the pic is a little dark but I think that fabric will frame the quilt nicely.
Yesterday I planted some pansies. They make me smile :)
It was a bit misty when I started on my early morning walk and by the time I was on the last stretch home I saw a rainbow that dissipated almost instantly. What a lovely surprise!
Have a great week!
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