Tuesday, April 28, 2015

When The Student Is Ready...


Remember this star quilt that I started at the beginning of the year? You know, the one that was going to be a really quick project just so that I could use up a small stack of very subtle Kaffe Fassett fat quarters and move on to something else.














I was playing with flying geese and trying to figure out how to include them in the final layout too. Well, it got as far as the design wall and has been 'steeping' ever since. That is, until the stars aligned, a.k.a. a fantastic bargoon and a visit from Betty.
When helping Betty look for prints for Julia's duvet cover I snagged a truly great deal on this gorgeous periwinkle paisley Kaffe print (can you say $5/metre???!). One of my all-time faves. Pinch me.

Needless to say, it came home with me, in two pieces though. The first piece is large enough for a backing plus a few extra metres, and then when Betty saw it against the star blocks it didn't take much convincing that this was the border print, so I made a second trip for whatever was left on the bolt (what is it about needing to finish off a bolt?). Anyway, I know that I will find a second project for it down the road.


I'm going to ditch the geese and just do the stars with very wide borders (pardon the dull Bat Cave images). Now I just need to find some motivation to cut and get the top put together.

There's an old Chinese saying, "When the student is ready the teacher will appear". Well, I feel like Betty was my teacher on this one. I don't think I would have been brave enough to even consider this print with the star blocks but now that they are together it just seems to be a perfect mix. Thanks for the lesson, Betty.....M

7 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Fabulous fabric! And the price !!!
Looks great next to the stars. Love the pale yellow you used.

audrey said...

Wow! It really does look great together!

Anonymous said...

The border fabric is amazing--it pulls out the colors in the stars, good call there Betty. Going to be a lovely quilt. Big enough for a double bed? Linda

Brandie said...

I love it! Another beauty in the works.

Susan said...

sometimes a little time and a second set of eyes is all it takes.........and a bargain helps!

bettyb said...

Always a pleasure.

Karen H said...

This quilt is going to be stunning. I find that if you are at a loss as to what to use for the border you just need to bide your time. The right fabric will come along eventually!