A lack of fabric and re-order on one project meant a re-focus on another yesterday! Baby bear was dragged out of the cupboard and worked on till I got to the border ..... What colour to make it?
I really wasn't having much success so I called in the think tank aka Helen and she came up with a few suggestions, one being aqua! I trawled through my stash and found an aqua print left over from my Millefiori quilt.
Call me odd if you like but I really like to put a bit of fabric from one quilt into another one - it sort of connects them to each other. It usually happens because the fabric is still lying around or still in my head and I think oh yes that will do - well it was true today too! It does do! Thanks Helen you really helped unstick this one!
Mama bear is watching her baby bear keeping him from wandering too far and he is excitedly running up and down, hither and thither (don't get to use that phrase often enough) making poor mama bear dizzy!
I love the fact that this quilt is my own design, it uses up the tiniest of scraps that most people throw away, and features a few special fabrics in the paw squares saved for a special purpose!
If you made the wee HSTs while making other blocks then it wouldn't really take that long to complete. It may become the go-to design for a baby quilt for me.
I love the border where I will quilt in the personal story of anyone it is gifted to and there is a baby coming along in my church family who might just want a quilt...all the more reason to finish this off don't you think?
And why rite of passsage ? Well this quilt comes off my ufo list and moves to my tops to be quilted one! Think it will get done quite soon...