I have been very undecided on how I want to finish my Handful of Scraps quilt which you all haven’t seen for several months – that is because I have been taking a break from it while deciding how I want to finish it. This is where I left it at in May – Here I had “roughly” basted it to a background – it is not even I know – it is basted only – I was going to applique more hexies around it in some way – but I have decided against that now and will take it off of this background – for sure not wasted fabric as it will be used to finished the quilt still as background. For my Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will be un-basting this from the back ground I think. Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.
I never have decided how to finish the quilt while leaving off the complicated tiny applique pieces that were on the original border by Edtya Sitar. I have been looking at hexie quilts on line and this one I keep going back to look at – very fussy – but yet I like it – of course it is from an Australian quilter – you can tell by the design of course –I found it on this blog – link in the photo and here. I know I would leave some of the “stuff” out of it if I decide to do something like this – I will need to start deciding what to do with this top soon. I would leave that top border off for sure if I do anything like this – maybe the small mariner’s compasses and then the half square triangles but I have not decided anything – I might just decide to make the quilt larger by adding more hexies!! One idea I have is about 3 rows all around in the neutral colors then about 10 rows of prints in a rectangle all around and then more neutrals finishing in more colors – and that is most likely what I will do. But this quilt I show is pretty in it’s own way and I wanted to share the photo and the links to it. (but fussy!)
When I get done with Tumalo Trails I will get Handful of Scraps back out and try to figure out how to finish it. I did get the final two borders sewed but not to the quilt – I will try to do that at some point today also but a niece is dropping by this afternoon on her way home from a vacation and will be here for a couple hours in the afternoon and Melanie will run up to visit too so heaven knows if I will get to much of anything today! Pressed, measured and ready to attach.