Friday, October 24, 2014

Waving "Hello!"

Border for the Ocean Waves wallhanging is done!

I am *in love* with this pattern.  I loved it when I only had the center complete, and I love it more now that it has a wacky, creative border on it.  I am even thinking about ways to quilt it so that my love par-tay will continue.

My border choice was this jewel-tone aqua batik that I have had in my stash for awhile.  But I didn't have enough of it to do a full border.  And, since the center portion was all scrappy, I was most definitely not going to go out and buy yardage for this task.  My friend (and LQS owner) Kennette said that I didn't want plain borders anyway--I wanted to keep the motion of the center panel of the quilt alive.

So here is my border solution:

continuing the piecing into a few selected portions of the border

adding a dark accent fabric in one corner

adding a light accent fabric in the opposite corner

showcasing a larger portion of the waves print

In the end, I used almost every last scrap of that batik.  Woot!  I am a genius--a thrifty, scrap-happy, not-gonna-take-no-for-an-answer genius.

Yeah, pretty darn pleased with myself.  Linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished(!) Friday

hosted this week by Izzy at Dizzy Quilts.  Head on over and celebrate some finishes!

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