Friday, December 28, 2018

The Border Quilt {Finished Quilt}

In November, I sent off my Border Quilt top with my mom for her to quilt. My intention was always for this to be a gift for my mother-in-law (as these colors are right up her alley!) and having my mom quilt it was really the only way it was going to get done for Christmas.

For the backing, we picked out this gold dot extra wide print. My mom tells me that the bolt says that it is "tan" but it is most certainly a gold toned fabric. Getting the first shot of a quilt on my mom's frame is always exciting!

She quilted a simple stipple all over the quilt. She also was wonderful and volunteered to bind the quilt for me -- she found the perfect blue print in her stash to go with the blues in the quilt.

My mother-in-law was VERY surprised when my parents arrived on Christmas Day and they came with more presents for her! She was beyond thrilled that she has another quilt from me. (This is the third quilt I have given to her, in addition to a tree skirt.)

She said that this will be the perfect quilt for her couch for the "in-between" seasons -- when it is neither baseball season nor the Christmas season.

Many thanks to my husband, who has reached professional status with his quilt holding abilities.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Dianne's Border Quilt
Pattern: The Border Quilt by Patterns by Jen (top was made as part of Jen's QAL!)
Fabrics: Kona Champange for spacer strips, scraps for piecing
Quilting: Meander in off-white by my mom
Size: Approximately 65" x 72"
Started: July 2018
Finished: December 2018

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  1. What a wonderful gift and I love that your mom was able to bring it to gift to your mother-in-law! Congratulations on another wonderful finish.

  2. Beautiful quilt. How sweet of your mom to finish it for you. You have a very lucky mother in law to have you as her daughter in law!!!

  3. I love this quilt! I'm thinking of making a medallion style quilt for my best friend, and yours inspires me! I laughed at your husband's new status, too :)

  4. What a great finish and how nice to have a mother who can quilt for you and a mother-in-law who appreciates your talents.
    Happy New Year.

  5. Beautiful quilt! Kudos to your husband on his promotion, too!

  6. What a great team effort to finish a beautiful gift!


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