I must say this was a fun project putting together these blocks. I decided to make it about color really. So, I grouped like colors together as best I could.
I agonized over whether to make it a square quilt or use all the blocks to add a little more length. Then I agonized over whether to add or not add a border. I looked around the internet and it seemed like there were very few vintage quilts that utilized borders. So, I asked my friend, Susan over at The History Quilter, who echoed that rarely were borders utilized in this era vintage quilt, and if they were it would be a skinny border. So, I have used a 2.5" border and will add a solid color binding. It now measures 76" x 81" and all but 2 blocks were used.
Lucky for me (and most quilters living in the area) that M & L and Jenny's is having their annual sale starting today. Wahoo!! Guess where I'm off to hunt for a special backing?
Have a great weekend and