For the border, I decided to use a piece of batik-y fabric I had, just to use it up. I cut the strips to finish at 4 inches... I think this will give me a large enough quilt. I'll piece something for the back, not sure what yet, whatever I find in my stash that compliments the front.
In my guild (and bee) we are asked to make heart blocks to be used when a member has lost a close family member, and we want to remind them that we're thinking of them. Anyway, the idea is to make up some to be kept on hand rather than when they're needed, so yesterday I decided to make a few after I finished putting the border on my quilt top, while I was thinking about it.
I decided to use blue scrap yardage to design the block below:
I cut a slash in the background fabric, added a 1" strip from scrap yardage for a little accent, then cut the 6-1/2" background to which I appliqued the blue heart. Easy peasy!
Well, today is the first day of summer - at last, the season has caught up with the heat! Get out and enjoy it, but take a bottle of water with you.
Sew forth and sew on