She has already posted Mystery Quilt Part 4 HERE, but I'm a little behind because I wanted to take my time with Part 3. Darlene chose to combine star blocks with an appliqued feather border for the third installment with stunning results. However, since Darlene has always encouraged us to be creative, I decided to do just that and tried my hand at an adaptation of an appliqued border I found in Kim Diehl's "Simple Charm" book. In the book, there is a pattern called "Fresh Cut Flowers" with sprays of rosebuds interspersed with shoo fly blocks. I figured I could use the same idea with Darlene's star blocks! I showed you my first two borders HERE and this morning I finished the final two borders. What appears as white background fabric in the picture is actually a scrappy assortment of beige, tan, and cream printed fabric including small prints, plaids, and even some stripes. Next time I'll take pics on a dull day!
Because we finally had a sunny day without white stuff falling from the sky, it was a great opportunity to go outside and take a few more pics.
I just had to see how it would hang on our privacy wall with the wind whistling through the boards...
I really, really like this quilt so far and plan to continue following the steps that will result in a queen sized quilt. Darlene tells us that we can stop anytime. Right now the quilt is a perfect size for a cuddle quilt, but I want to grow it larger so on to part 4! Why not join us? For more info,visit Darlene HERE or visit Darlene's Flickr page HERE to see our progress.
It's a great day for quilting!