Making Fewer Waves!


By Judith on March 6, 2012
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I needed to make my nephew’s 18th birthday quilt bigger:

51″ x 55″

I’ve been through several different (albeit limited) options on how to do this.  My first preference was to put a skinny white border all round, then get hold of an aqua print and border all sides. (I’d already started sewing the lefover strips from the front to make a pieced back!)
I didn’t want to order more of the aqua in the quilt because of an over emphasis on flowers!  But I just haven’t been able to find a suitable aqua print anywhere. How frustrating!
So plan B is to use the leftover strips from the back and make up the border that way.

Now measuring 62″ x 68″
While I just don’t think this works, and probably spoils the ‘wave’ effect of the pattern, I’ve no time or patience left to hunt round the country looking for the right shade of aqua (online shopping wasn’t an option because of the need to match to an exact shade).
So it will have to do.

The leftover strips went into the back, along with the light weight denim I’ve used on numerous other projects (thanks for the suggestion Had!).

I’ve tried to put a few more waves in with the quilting.

Just the binding to make and attach and that’ll be one 18th birthday pressie sorted!