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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Audra's Iris Garden: A Reprieve


I won't see my daughter-in-law until next weekend, so I have extra time to finish her quilt. Sometimes having more time works against me though, since I spent way too much time this weekend deciding on a layout for the back.


For the front, I decided to augment the pieced border with a neutral border from a jelly roll and a border sewn from the quilt back fabric.


On the back I echoed the pieced border with some of the prints from the quilt top, then added a "snowball" to mimic the ones on the front.


The backing, Violet and Chocolate by Windham, was an end-of-the-bolt I purchased for $5.00/yard at my LQS. I got it before I bought Audra's Iris Garden, and my husband helped me pick it out of my stash to use as the back. I love the intensity of dark purple with little sprigs of cream flowers and the way it complements the front.

Tomorrow I will sandwich it and start quilting - a race to the finish line!

2 comments:

  1. I continue to be amazed at your productivity! Your daughter-in-law is a very lucky girl. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I'm glad to know that your Mexican lime tree produced. I passed one of those up last year, but think I'll add it to my citrus collection this year. What did you do with the limes?

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    1. Pattie I'm sorry I just now saw this. I froze most of the juice of the limes. I had intended to make something and blog about it but I waited so long I just had to juice them. :(

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