I have about five works in progress folded up in my closet, so I perused the stack and pulled out a couple that needed borders.
I felt like working on something with happy, summery colors and which wasn't too large, so I chose this one I had started a few years ago at one of our quilt retreat at Shekinah.
this morning when I started on it, it didn't have the wide white outer border yet.
the body of the quilt was quite a lot of fun to make. I started with two packages of those mini charm packs that have 42 2-1/2 inch squares in them, a stack of fat quarters from the shot cotton line by Westminster and a couple meters of white fabric.
after that, I cut out quite a few 5.5" x 9.5" rectangles of white fabric.
when I was happy with the layout of the colored bricks I just filled in the background with the right number of white rectangles and half rectangles for the top and bottom of the staggered rows.
this morning I added a 5 inch border of solid white and then strip pieced some 2 inch strips of white and colored fabric for the little pieced squares border. later I hope to sew on the pieced border and then perhaps add another white strip around the whole thing. i'm not sure if I have enough of any fabric on hand here for the backing, so I might need to go shopping before I baste and quilt it. there's a lot of white background in this one. I'm a little, well, a lot puzzled about how I'm going to quilt it.