As I dig through my old unfinished projects, with each discovery comes the decision do I finish the quilt or simply abandon the project and put the fabrics into my stash. Many of these projects are older fabrics and not to my current tastes so finishing them is not that enjoyable. But some are a past challenge that I gave up on for technical reasons and I hate to feel like it got the best of me.
This fabric and partial blocks have been hiding away for years taunting me.
Well, I finally decided to not give up and fight this one to the end!
I could no longer remember exactly what I had planned but this is the final layout I came up with. A lot of the squares and the sashing pieces were already cut so I had to use them as they were.
Lining up all those tiny 1/2" sashing was a real bear but I carefully measured and pinned each piece, which paid off when all the intersections lined up!
For the backing, I simply surrounded a lovely floral with leftover fabrics from the top. The fabric collection is by Moda and is called Ivana, probably circa 2008.
Some echoed leaves for the quilting just to give it a nice all over texture.
So needless to say, I am super happy to share this finish. It was one of the items I included on my Second Quarter Finish-A-Long list with Katy at The Littlest Thistle so with this being the last day of June, I am finishing it just under the wire!
(Thanks Katy at The Littlest Thistle for keeping me focused on these older projects!)
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