But last week, the teeny neutral squares went on (and I have to say I adore this neutral border. It breaks up all the colour so perfectly, and it was nice to have a really quick and simple border after those x plus blocks!!) I sewed these on during the day, and I think this is the only day-time photo I've managed to get of this quilt so far. I'm usually too impatient to wait to take pictures the next day in daylight ;o)
Since then, I've been steadily working on piecing the log cabin border. Although they are really simple to put together, they did take a fair while to make - an hour or two each night over the last week. Seeing them all together like this makes me want to make a log cabin quilt soon - yet another border in this quilt that could happily be a quilt top. I have always loved log cabin blocks, but the wide coloured strips combined with the thinner white strips and alternating placement in these is particularly effective, I think!
I finished sewing them into borders and attached them to the centre of the quilt top tonight - and I'm way to impatient to wait to tomorrow to share it. I am SO in love with this quilt top! It's getting really big now (around 70" square I think?) so it meant balancing on books on top of a table to take this photo (which is why it isn't quite straight-on and kind of looks like the cat took it). The colours in this photo aren't great (again, impatient to share!), but you get the idea. It's just such a happy quilt, and it makes me so happy when I'm working on it!
I've been procrastinating over the butterfly border since I started this quilt - but I'm so excited about quilting it I think I'll get them done as soon as I can. I do have a bit of time pressure to get them done too - I'll be teaching this quilt starting this weekend, so it would be good if I've finished the quilt top before my students get to the final border ;o) I'm so looking forward to teaching this quilt - and we have split the class into two because it got so big! It is going to be amazing seeing 16 different versions of this quilt being created!
Since it's still Wednesday (just!), and this is a WIP, I'm linking up with Lee (for the first time in a loooong time).
I hope you're all having a fabulous week!