Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Finished Quilt Top

I finally finished my Maggie's First Dance quilt top.

At the beginning of this quilt along with Jacqueline Steves, I selected the fabrics to use. Three of them (shown below) came from the same line. My plan was to use the solid-ish fabrics in the quilt and the wild print for the outer border.

Very early in the process, it became quite obvious that the fabric I had selected for the border wasn't going to work. That fabric didn't look any better once the blocks were sewn together either!

I had 2 other print fabrics in this line, but they were both just as bad as the first. (I know what you're thinking: "how did she ever think any of those fabrics would work with the applique flowers in that quilt?"  And I have nothing to say in my defense! :)

In the end, I went with with the same blue-gray that I used in the blocks. I thought it would be super boring, but now that it's done I kind of like it. 


  1. And you should like it because it is beautiful. The fabrics you first chose are gorgeous ... just not for this quilt that's all. Congratulations on your first finish top of 2017. ;^)

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