The unexpected quilt you ask? Sometimes while thinking of making a quilt complete I must decide whether to make a one piece backing or look through my array of fabrics and piece a backing big enough to cover the backside of the quilt I'm working on. Many of us quilters have been in this spot at one time or another. This one quilt I decided to piece the backing. Well the backing appealed to me so much that I just had to make it a quilt on it's own with a pieced backing as well. So the original back is now the front. Here are some pictures of the "new" quilt, they are a little darker than the actual quilt, the lighter strips are a white back ground with blue lined design that has little dots of different colors in the middle of it (not easy to see), then the red is apple red, the main color is a sort of cornflower blue that could be persuaded to lean on the light purple side if it were paired with just the right color. It has little bird foot prints on it, not sure who the manufacturer is. Then the half square triangle strip was sewn in place to compliment the quilt that this "backing" was originally sewn for. Sometimes you just never know what you might come up with.
The original quilt that I was working on has a half square triangle center bordered by a white back ground and an inch wide secondary border with yet a third wider border in white. Right now I am in the middle of quilting it... and unfortunately rippng out stitches, first in the beginning at each corner (mostly just because I did not like the design of the quilting) and then in the center where all of the half square triangles are, again the stitching design isn't what I am looking for. So I am going a little bug eyed looking at all those stitches! When that one is finally finished I will post a couple of pic's of it - if I can still see when it is done, lol.
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