Do you remember last week when I said I was working away on a new project, but there really wasn't much to show at the time? Well, I got it pieced. I have been wanting to make this quilt for a few years now, ever since I got my copy of Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Surprises. I love her quilts! They are so much fun to make!
In the version in the book, a fireworks batik was used for the border, so I immediately set about looking for navy blue, fireworks fabric. I found one and ordered it a year or so ago. Then a few months ago, I stumbled on this Jo Morton fabric and fell in love, so I got it, too. The original will work for a later project!
Here is a close-up of this wonderful fabric. You can also see that I mitered the corners. Even though it meant a few weird bits along the seam line--where the fireworks don't meet up, I thought it would be better than butted borders or even corner stones. I thought a lot about what to do, and this worked for me.
I think I 'm going to name it "Inferno Fireworks" because I listened to Dan Brown's newest book, Inferno, while working on this. It was a great, fun book in the "on the run, puzzle-solving, obscure history, with bad guys chasing Robert Langdon" style that Dan Brown does so well. I highly recommend it.
Have a great day!