I dyed the fabrics for the center section of this quilt about 3 years ago and the border a little over two years ago. The other night after finishing all the machine work on a large quilt I was working on I decided to start putting this together.
I worked until after midnight getting just the center 9 strips sewn together.
By the time I woke up the next morning I had formulated a plan to finish it with the remaining orange and blue fabrics.
I added another orange strip to each side in the morning. The orange strips measure 1/2 inch finished.
The next addition was the pieced horizontal strips.
I had to figure out something for borders. I really didn’t think I had anything that would work, but after thinking about the dyed fabrics in the drawer, I came up with a piece of indigo fabric I had dyed.
It was the perfect fabric for the borders.
The only decision I have yet to make is will I leave the borders the size they are, or will I make them slightly narrower?
I already have a pretty good idea how I will quilt this, however everything is open to change if I come up with something better.
As you read this you may be saying that quilt didn’t take long at all to create. It really took me about 3 years as I had this idea in mind from the time those fabrics came out of the dye pot. It just took me this long to resolve how I would do it.
The quilt, as a puzzle!