The hard work, the piecing, is done on this rather large [90x90"] top, now just the fun part the actual quilting!
I quite like the design now it is together but I struggled a lot with my attitude getting it there.I was in no mood to make the pieced border Bonnie had designed so I simply made a red stop border and used up a yard of green ornament fabric for the outer border. Now I will have to either bind with red or scrap the binding too.
This is I think my seventh Bonnie mystery-I made two of one design- and by the time I was half way through the clues for this one I was wishing that I had not begun! It became tedious and repetitive in a way that I didn't experienced with previous mysteries, so I think it must just be me!
My reason for making it in the first place was to use up some Christmas fabrics that have been hanging around too long but I found that I really didn't have what I needed so I ended up buying - fortunately Christmas fabrics were 50% off. Now I still have those old fabrics plus some left from the new ones I bought and I'm wondering if I can piece the backing and use it up that way- I am not a fan of Christmas fabrics or any other holiday theme fabric for that matter.
I took a photograph from the back and it looks like stained glass, doesn't it?
It took me longer than I expected so that may have accounted for some of my frustration, and I confess that I am really pleased to have it done!
I will be quilting it with an all over design probably the freehand Baptist Fan that always looks so nice on these scrappy traditional style quilts.