I have a feeling this is going to be a great week. My boss left today for a week long cruise and I completed my July AYOS!
I present to you… Lincoln!
Fabric is from the Boho collection by Urban Chiks for Moda.
Top finishes at just under 50″ square.
I’m thrilled with how this came out. As I mentioned in an earlier email, I probably would not have ever purchased this fabric collection for myself – but I received two charm packs as part of my winnings from last month’s AYOS submission. Once I got started with it, I truly enjoyed every minute working on this quilt. I also decided that this would be a unique and beautiful baby girl quilt, so I added in the extra borders to maximize the size.
Here’s a picture of the two inserted 1 1/2″ finished inner white borders that vary from the small Lincoln pattern:
I happen to have some light/dark alternating pink polka dot flannel fabric that I am going to use for the backing – to make it extra soft for the baby.
I decided on a mitered outer border, which I usually don’t fool with – but I had long enough strips to give it a try.
Here’s my one perfect corner:
The other three corners ended up with a bit of a pucker in the seam – but not so bad as to want to rip out and do over (at least for me at the end stage of a quilt completion – although, maybe I just have to remove a few stitches from that corner…):
Here’s two more pictures on our side fence:
I’m so glad to have joined in this month. However – depending on the pattern for August – I may have to take a break so I can get some other WIPs continued. We will see on Thursday when the parade of quilts is made on Sinta and Sherri’s blogs!
Hope you have a great week ahead of you also. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Jennifer, your Lincoln is just wonderful. It will make a beautiful baby quilt.
This looks Fabulous, Jennifer!!! Well done! And enjoy your “boss-less” week! Woo hoo!
Very fun fabrics–love the fussy cut centers!
Wonderful Jennifer 🙂 I love it with the border. I’m glad you are happy with it even though you mentioned the fabrics were a bit out of your comfort zone.