...for me to finally get around to quilting and finishing the Little Apples quilt top I started back in May. It's only small, and basting and quilting it took literally 2 hours tops.
Julie's pattern called for borders, and this was my stumbling point. I had intended to use the polka dots on the back as a border, but the more I looked at it the more I liked how the stars disappear off into the edges. I struggle with borders. Given the choice, for the most part, I won't use them. Some quilts need a border. Others don't. Most of the quilts I've made haven't had borders. I guess that tells you I'm not a huge fan (what about you? Borders? No borders?)
I said it when I first started this quilt, but just to say it again - this quilt pattern is awesome. So easy to read, so clear, so very worth buying. There's a list of all Julie's patterns and where to find them right here.
I had just about finished the binding last night when my husband said he'd like to take the quilt to his friend today for their new baby. Which meant I had to quickly stitch up a label for it. My embroidery skills leave a lot to be desired. Heck, it's the thought that counts, right?
Quilt deets -
Firecracker quilt pattern by Julie Herman/Jaybird quilts
approx 35 x 50" (I forgot to measure it, so I'm guessing by how it laid on my kitchen table)
Fabrics - Little Apples F8 stack (with leftovers) by Aneela Hoey for Moda (available here)
Essex linen by Robert Kaufman in white
Backing - I THINK it's a Michael Miller dot, but I've had it for the longest time so I'm not
certain. It's very much like this one but these Grinch dots would look cool too, I think.
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