This quilt started as a mystery quilt from a shop in the UK. I am sorry, I can't remember the name of the designer, but it may have been Debbie Caffrey.
Once I had finished making the blocks for the centre, I knew I wanted it to be a bigger quilt than it was originally meant to be, but that gave me a problem. I did not have any fabric left over from the blocks to make any more, so I was going to have to add borders. Another problem - I had bought the fabrics a long time ago, and they were no longer available. So, off I went to the LQS, blocks in hand, to see if I could find anything similar. How lucky was I? Look, I found some tone-on-tone fabrics that were almost a perfect mix, so I put borders on and finished the quilt.
Here's a close-up of the quilting, which also helps to show off the close match of the border fabrics.
I used a plain fabric on the back, which I usually do as that means I have 2 quilts for the price of one, the backing looking just like a wholecloth quilt.
I love this side of the quilt too.
- quilt size: king size
- quilted using a pale yellow thread with a 4-leaf clover all over pattern with the help of Big Bertha and my robotic LA system.
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