Back in March, I assembled all the words for my daughter's quilt for her freshman year at school. At the time when I started, she hadn't yet chosen the university she was going to attend and her going off to college seemed so very far away.
Once the words were assembled, I put the quilt aside. I needed more fabric (you can read about that journey here. )
Also, I couldn't figure out how to finish it - how to make it the right size and how best to bring in some more fun and interest.
(I also think a part of me deep inside thought that by putting it aside, maybe I could delay her leaving. But now she has made a college choice. And her high school graduation is less than three weeks away! )
Over the last week or so, I've made some decisions and am so excited by my border. This is not your typical quilt border but will be filled with geese, somewhat randomly placed.
The geese serve as a great frame for the quote. They also symbolize the opportunities in front of her - so many to choose from as she plots her own path forward.
(I sure am proud of that girl!)
Finishing all the geese and assembling the quilt top will be my goal for May. (You'll be seeing a lot of this quilt because I will set a goal for June to get it all quilted!)
The fabric for the quilt itself is the low volume prints from the Dear Stella Palladium line from several years ago. The letters and my geese are Happy Hour Square Dot Blender in Charcoal - fun square polka 'dots' which offers great contrast.
I've got a great giveaway under way right now - head to this Elm Street Quilts post for a chance to win a Embroidery Kit from Snuggly Monkey!
I'll be linking up with OMG here at Red Letter Quilts.
Also linking with Blossom Heart Quilts, Freemotion by the River. Quiltfabrication, Quilt Story, and Sew Fresh Quilts .
Have a wonderful day!