I am over the half way point on my Pfeffernuse quilt. I have the hour glass blocks done. I have the neutral string blocks done and am well on way to having the brown string blocks done.
That has left me looking forward to borders and backings. I keep very little yardage around here and didn’t think I had anything. I was right so I went to Whittles Fabrics online to see if there was anything I could find. I wanted browns….
and I found them. See?
I’m happy with these. Ordering fabric online that I can’t see is sometimes a little risky but this came through perfectly.
Here’s my plan…The top one is going to be the border and the binding. In a quilt like this I like to make the border and binding the same color. It’s easy and I don’t have to find something else to match. I thought browns were pretty much all the same but learned my lesson when hunting for fabric…there are red-browns, warm browns, taupe browns. Me, I wanted warm browns and I think I found it.
The bottom one is going to be my backing. Happily it’s even backing fabric so I don’t need to seam it together. I think that piecing backings is one of my least favorite jobs when making a quilt..silly, I know. It typically only is one seam but it’s my least favorite part.
After the fabrics came I looked at back at the pattern. UGH. I forgot that I needed a neutral for an an inner border. That one, I don’t plan on fretting about too much. If I don’t have enough yardage here I think I’ll simply make it scrappy too.
I’m happy to know that if I get this top together I keep going full steam ahead. The border is here..the backing is here and the binding is too. Maybe there’s hope I can get a quilt finished…but first I have to finish up those charity quilt tops.
Today I’m hooking up with Patchwork Times.