I started these guys in 2010 and kept putting them in timeout because I couldn't get the checkerboard border right. I made finishing this quilt a resolution for the year so this weekend I pulled them back out and got to work. I added two additional colors to the border and remade a ton of squares. This isn't completely perfect but at least it's done!
I'm really glad to have this finished. I plan to quilt it with invisible thread in a cross-hatch pattern.
So Susie may have been onto something! This doesn't look bad at all. It currently measures 87 x 58 as it lies in pieces. When sewn together it will be a bit smaller. I may do a stop border to go next to the binding. So my goal now is to make all the blocks I will need-seven maybe?
It's a finished top. Well, I say finished. I'm going to have to shorten the top and bottom borders-I think they are too long to fit the batting! I bought a twin size batting on sale for this quilt. Still need to make the back and then I can send if off to Karen the Quilter.