Border and backing

This week is the school Easter holidays.  It seems no time at all since half term, and I certainly feel like I haven’t settled into a normal routine at all this year.  I don’t know what exactly prompted me to recommence working on my patchwork quilting project at the weekend but I’m so glad I did.  After a few days of feeling incredibly unwell, the peaceful focus involved in sewing was exactly what I needed.

Having completed the central section, I added a wide border in pale blue-green which was a close match to the blues scattered throughout, and then went shopping for a backing fabric.

One of my happy places is the fabric and wool shop, Abakhan, so it was with great excitement yesterday that I went to select the fabric.  Both hubby and I liked a pale grey-blue fabric with sheep on it but sadly it wasn’t the right blue for my quilt.  Eventually I chose a multi-coloured tree-like pattern on a white background which is quite beautiful as a stand-alone design and will make a fabulous reverse to my quilt.  I then stayed up until almost midnight machine quilting around each individual star.

Over the Easter weekend I’ll be quilting the border and adding some navy binding, but as the weather forecast for the UK is “hotter than Ibiza” I guess I’ll have to wait to use it!

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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