True Blue has been just so much fun!!

I started my journey into making just about all the projects in Simple Whatnots with Scarlett Stars. And have now followed it with True Blue. I knew exactly which fabric to pull for this project!

Fat Eighths from The Back Door. I added Grunge for the
background and another BG print.

The cutting and piecing seemed to take no time at all. Once the center was done I knew I didn’t want the plain borders of the original, but what? One day I saw a Seminole Border. Bingo! A Diamond border was set in motion. I repeated the prints and worked out the math for it to be even sets of 13 squares per side. My dilemma? I wanted to float the diamonds, so that meant the corners would not work in strips. The 1″ diamond in a 3″ border didn’t fit into the corners. Solution? Make a 3″ square in square for the corners. Yes, the square is larger than the others, but who cares, it works!

So I got the Seminole Border done and added another thin BG border and it was time to decided on the final border. My first inclination was to use the dark plaid for the outer border. But I knew I didn’t have enough to make it very wide. And then I was able to use a print I had been trying to include in the project. I got an awesome print at Quilts Plus that I thought it would be perfect for this grouping but I wouldn’t fit it into the piecing, I was being stubborn. A photo comparison showed me I was finally making the right decision.

Auditioning the borders

So how thrilled am I with the top? Beyond thrilled!

Now the hard part. How do I QUILT IT!!!! At this point I have no clue! But I know it will come to me, like all the other parts of this quilt top have done. I will use the same fabric to bind it when done to finish the look. I can’t wait!!

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27 thoughts on “True Blue has been just so much fun!!

  1. nothingbutknit2 September 17, 2018 / 6:41 am

    Gorgeous!! You made all the right decisions:) I bet you’ll find a great way to quilt it too.

    • chrisknits September 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Thank you. I hope quilt ideas pop in my head, but I think I need to buy a book of ideas instead. LOL!


  2. rl2b2017 September 17, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Hi Chris! This is just a great finish to share this Monday morning. I love these colors together, although it’s not a color palette I would normally pick. All the fabrics compliment each other so well. And I love the seminole border – great choice for the corners. All around fabulous. I can’t wait to hear how you decide to quilt it. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits September 17, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Don’t hold your breath! LOL It might be a bit before it’s done. Thanks!


  3. Diann@ Little Penguin Quilts September 17, 2018 / 9:34 am

    The borders you chose for this project are great! I especially like the diamonds. They are perfect for it!

    • chrisknits September 17, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Thank you. I was surprised to see it all come together as it did. Totally unplanned after the center piecing. > >

  4. Bonnie in Va September 17, 2018 / 11:11 am

    Definitely your choices were right on. I like the oomph the square in a square cornerstones make. Have fun deciding and then quilting this quilt. What size is it?

    • chrisknits September 17, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you! It’s @ 31”x31”. Can’t wait to get it on my wall!


    • chrisknits September 17, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks! Definitely turned out better than I ever expected!


  5. wanderingcatyarns September 17, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    That looks wonderful! Definitely worth the work for the fancier borders!

    • chrisknits September 18, 2018 / 12:37 am

      Definitely! I am going to start saving border ideas. Thanks!


  6. dezertsuz September 17, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Congratulations on a great-looking finish. What a delightful quilt top.

    • chrisknits September 18, 2018 / 12:38 am

      Thank you! I am so glad it feels finished.


  7. AnnieO September 17, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Very handsome design and colors. That was a lot of work for the borders but looks terrific.

    • chrisknits September 18, 2018 / 12:39 am

      Thanks! Once I decided on the borders there was no going back!


  8. DelightedHands September 18, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Stupendous job on the fabric blend! This is a beauty!
    (I’m stalled on a ‘how to quilt it’, too, right now!)

    • chrisknits September 18, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      I am thinking I need to pick up a quilting motif book, just for some ideas! Thanks > >

  9. quiteayarnblog September 19, 2018 / 2:13 am

    Beautiful quilting! Lovely colors and patterns!

    • chrisknits September 19, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, I am addicted to color!!

  10. Rebecca Grace September 20, 2018 / 8:25 am

    It’s gorgeous, Chris, and the border is perfection! I do that, too, with photos. I don’t know why, but often when I’m looking at it in real life I’m not quite sure, but a photograph makes it obvious that one idea works much better than the other!

    • chrisknits September 20, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks! Now I probably will make ALL. THE. BORDERS. with designs!!


  11. Kate September 21, 2018 / 9:10 am

    The pieced border works so well! Congrats on beautiful finished flimsy.

    • chrisknits September 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you! I love it!! > >

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