My twenty-five blocks are on the design wall. I cut a directional green print for setting triangles, an orange/red Moda marble for sashing, and a golden yellow tonal for cornerstones. It’s looking good! All I need is a few hours of free time . . .
Bonnie Hunter’s “Crabapples” design, published in Adventures with Leaders and Enders, has a very scrappy “Nine Patch” pieced border. I was all set to skip this border because I had purchased a leaf print for my outer border, but my friend Lori encouraged me by saying the pieced border really adds to the loveliness of the quilt. And then I remembered the stack of “Nine Patches” I received in a guild exchange. Using the exchange blocks saved me lots of time when piecing the border.
Next I will add a narrow orange/red border and the leaf print for a wide outer border.