I've been (more) slowly been working on the second-to-last border (the crosses) over the last few nights and today. Slower because in a way I was starting to feel a bit sad this quilt top is nearly finished. I'm completely and utterly in love with it - I think more than any other quilt I've made it has been a true labour of love.
I toyed with using a variety of colours for the crosses, but ended up going with greys and blues in the end - and I am really happy with the result. I think for the final border I'll use a darkish grey, although I'm not entirely certain (there will probably be a bit of fabric auditioning tonight). Apologies for the washed-out corner on this one, I didn't realise how bright that sun was until I was editing the photos.
Although I would hardly call my version of this quilt scrappy, it has a ridiculous number of fabrics in it (like pushing 200). I think one of my favorite things about making it is that I've been able to use little bits of lots of my favorite (read: hoarded) fabrics - and there are LOTS of favorites in here. And I am a little sad this journey is almost over, but at the same time excited about quilting it and deciding where it will hang in our house :o)
Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Better off Thread, and Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.