Monday afternoon, the final two border strips were added to Poinsettias, finally moving that project to the finished flimsy stage.
I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out. Poinsettias started out as a leaders and enders project in 2014. There are 289 pieced 4.5" squares in this quilt. Making this my leaders and enders project was my compromise to allow me to start on this project, but still put the focus on those projects that needed to get finished. The fabrics are Moda, I don't remember the line now, but they were purchased when we lived in Texas, so they are at least 10 years old.
I have the backing fabric picked out, but piecing the back will have to wait a bit. Not much has changed since 2014, there are still other projects that have deadlines on them. So for now piecing the back for the Zombies in Paris quilt needs to come first.
These panels make up the center of the back. There's not enough of my backing fabric to cover the whole back, but adding these 6 panels makes it all work out. These fabrics were purchased when Drama Teen and I were working out the quilt design for this project, but they didn't make the final cut to be used on the front. It's a little more work to make a pieced back, but since this is a gift, the extra effort is worth it.
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