I bought the fabric for this quilt last spring when the Deseret Book at University Mall cleared out their fabric section and had an amazing sale. The solid is the turkey red from the Rouenneries line by French General. The light is a print from the same line. Usually when I quilt, I am very uniform, I cut out everything, including binding at the beginning, then piece, then put it all together. This time I didn't do that so much. I cut out the blocks, then pieced them together. Then it was time to work on the border and I quickly realized I was going to be short on fabric! Yikes, this is an older line and I bought it on sale as it was. First I did an internet search and found it, but it was a bit spendy. So I decided to check a few local stores. The first one I stopped at had it! And they had just the amount I needed, on a bolt, less than a yard. I got it at Quilting Cottage in American Fork. I guess I hadn't been there in a long time, because they have moved into the house next door to where they were. They are older houses with narrow stairs and all sorts of little rooms. At first I thought they just remodeled and wandered around a bit confused, but no, they moved.
Anyway, I have all the borders pieced, just working on ironing them and then I will get around to attaching them. This project is just not on the top of my list, even though I really want to get it finished. I have two baby quilts ready to piece, a few dresses to make, and some other odds and ends I would like to do before this baby arrives. And this quilt is going to be pretty big, so I am honestly thinking of sending it out to be quilted. We shall see, I really hate to leave it in an unfinished state for too long.
I got to go to a bridal shower last week and decided to make an apron with some matching hot pads for the bride-to be. I love this pink polka dot, my girls call it Minnie Mouse fabric. It's from Jo-Ann's, and the ruffle and backside of the hot pads are an Alexander Henry fabric that I have had for quite a long time. I think I bought on clearance years ago because of the amount I seem to have! Anyway, this was a quick project to whip up and I really liked the result. The bride-to-be seemed to also, which is always great!