Friday, September 18, 2015

A Finished Flimsy: QF BOM-Alt. Blocks

With a little help from the wind...
These blocks are the alternate blocks from last year's Quilted Fox BOM series. I edited a few out and added a couple made from stash fabrics to balance the colors to emphasize the greens to harmonize better with the border print.
For the outer border, I cut all the strips on the lengthwise grain and I was able to use the print repeat as a guide for the cut width. The corners are not mitered, but since the same side of the print abuts the inner border all the way around, it looks like the print frames the quilt. You can see it at the lower left corner. I'll try to get a better photo later with less help from the wind.
I never counted the blocks as fabric into the stash because they were kits each month, with just barely enough fabric to make each block, and the blocks had to be finished each month. I can count out the fabric for the inner border (1/2 yard) and outer border (1-7/8 yards) because I purchased these fabrics specifically for this quilt and counted them into the stash last month.
Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. A beautiful finish! You have me longing to curl up under it with a cup of hot apple cider and a good book - the colours are perfect for a cozy fall quilt.

  2. It looks great all pieced together, and I really like the space the thin red border adds.

  3. Perfect palette for fall. Congrats on the finish!

  4. Congrats on a beautiful finish. I love fall fabric quilts. They make me want to grab a cup of tea, a good book and cuddle up with a quilt on a porch swing.