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Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday update: border solution + a finish

I appreciate everyone's suggestions about the borders for the pinwheel triangles project. The dark blue strips are 1.5" unfinished. Fortunately the math works out so that the 2.5" unf  HSTs meet up at the corners. The outer borders are 6" unf.  The flimsy is 68 x 84.  6-1/8 yards used.

This quilt has no destination so I am in no hurry to quilt it. I found a great backing fabric in my backings stash.

Speaking of backs -- I used 3.5" mini-9's from the Block Swappers to make the pieced insert for the back of the Christmas HeartStrings quilt.  Another finish -- hooray!

This week I have used 9-1/8 yards. I haven't bought any fabric but I splurged when the Fat Quarter Shop
offered a flash sale on Aurifil thread -- $5.50 per spool.  I got three 12-spool sets that should arrive tomorrow.


  1. Great border choice! I love that it echoes all the triangles in the body of the quilt.

  2. Both the flimsey and the Christmas quilt with the strings look wonderful! I love what you did with the little mini 9-patches on the back, too! Like little presents!

  3. another dynamite scrappy nann...and i love those little red/green 9 patches...sooo cute!

  4. You are getting so much done! I have hardly quilted in weeks. I have been doing many different Christmas presents though. More on the blog AFTER christmas. I sure like the way you used the little 9 patches. The Christmas quilt looks great. Hum, I wonder how many more finishes you'll have in 2016?


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