I've been neglecting to share with you the progress I've made on my Disappearing 9 Patch quilt for my youngest. I'm happy to say that the quilt top is all pieced and a red border applied. The photo below shows it laying on the backing, but the top goes only up to, and including, the red border. C chose the red fabric for the border, with my only stipulation being that it had to read as a solid colour from a distance, so it wouldn't compete with the business of the rest of the quilt.
For the backing, C chose a flannel fabric in light blue with red polka dots. To bring a bit of the front scrappiness to the back, she asked for two pieced stripes to go across the back at an angle. Here is the result, laid out on my extra large hardwood table. The floor is the only place big enough to lay it out and cut the batting to size.
Now it's all ready to go to the machine quilter's on Thursday! I think I'm almost as excited as C is about this!
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