Thursday, February 28, 2019


      Whatever you call it, I had a fabric feast last week. A friend sent me a box of fabric for my comfort quilts and a guild friend had a downsizing sale due to a move. All the fabric in the box was washed and ironed (happy sigh). 
Great assortment of colors
Batiks over 10" in size
Bought from mover's stash

     After I put it away and was going through quilt tops as to what to quilt next (just finished the mystery quilt Alycia is doing), I found a top called Basketcase that I was not happy with because the precut Kaffe strips were cut poorly and I could not finish a last row. The quilt was 60 x 60 and I wanted it a tad bigger. 
     A lightbulb went off in my head about one of the Kaffe fabrics I had just put away from the box. Sure enough, it made a great border for the quilt. I was able to cut 3.5" unfinished strips and just make it. If I would have had more fabric, I would have mitred the corners. Now the quilt is 66" x 66" and I think a better comfort quilt size. I think some child will love it.

This is what was left over after cutting the border from the gifted fabric, not bad, huh?


Shasta Matova said...

Lucky girl, with so much new fabric! And especially lucky that the border fabric was enough for the quilt. It is a pretty quilt and I am sure it will bring lots of comfort to the recipient.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! What a haul (and that border works beautifully with your quilt top!!)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Adding the border made a big difference. HERE's TO FABRIC FINDS!

Gene Black said...

I have bought pre-cut Kaffe squares to use and they were not square either. It is sad when pre-cuts aren't accurate.
At least you were able to find a good fabric to finish this one.

Debbie said...

Fabric finds are great! You have a new stash to work with now:) Great save with the border. It worked so well.

O'Quilts said...

Lovely fabric and quilt

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh that is just a beautiful creation!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh you scored a great selection of fabric! Yes, the pencil border fabric was the right choice.