I have pulled out an UFO – notice I didn’t say my oldest UFO – and am determined to get this quilt completed.This is an X-Block pattern called Mo’s Basket. I am very pleased with the woven effect of the quilt middle, but what to do with the borders? I don’t have enough of the blue/purple batik from the middle of the quilt so I went shopping. The strip of fabric on the right was an attempt to find some purple batik for the border, but it doesn’t work – it is too bright. That is the reason this project has sat in a box for several years.
Finally I decided to go a whole different route and found some gold floral oriental print for the inner border. There should be enough scraps left to do a pieced border like the one on the Challenge Quilt 2012.
One thing I do know is that this is not going back into a box, but will be completely finished – quilted and bound before I start another project.