The start of a great week ahead!

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!

Another AYOS Done!  Lincoln!!

Another AYOS Done! 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:

Lincoln Done 6

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:

Lincoln Done 3

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…):

Lincoln Done 4

Here’s two more pictures on our side fence:

Lincoln Done 7 Lincoln Done 5

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!


5 thoughts on “The start of a great week ahead!

  1. 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.

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