This is one big quilt for a 3-year-old boy ! He hasn't even moved out of his youth bed yet, and this one hangs well over the edges of a twin mattress. Oh, well, he can grow into the quilt, right?
I usually wait until the quilt is quilted to share a full shot of the quilt, but I liked my border treatment so much that I wanted to share it now. My plan had been to do the left and top borders in blue, and the right and bottom borders in green, or something like that.
|The bottom border is not skewed........it's just the wind||blowing the quilt-top.|
But looking at the little stack of cut-off pieces of blocks, I decided to alternate the two fabrics, adding a skinny cut-off strip between the joins. I like it. Hubby likes it too, although at first he told me that the borders were "too much fabric". I told him that he's always wanting me to make my quilts "big enough", and this was all the fabric that I had for blocks or borders so it would just have to do. Once I added the strips, he thought it looked good.
When the quilt is on the bed, the color orange pretty much takes over, due to my shaping out the letter 's'. right in the center of the quilt in the different orange fabrics. I hope it's not too intense in the long run.
For the record, today's temperature is in the 60's and we're expecting our first frost in the state tonight. Maybe not our area, but parts of East Tennessee will probably have frost tomorrow morning. I heard, in a weather report, that Oklahoma City had their earliest hard freeze ever, last night.
This has been such a strange year, weather-wise, I don't know WHAT to expect from this Fall and Winter ! But God is still on His throne, so praise be !