I have been working on the batik blocks that I made at Retreat. In case you don't remember, here are the blocks I made at Retreat.
I am working from a pattern which called for sashing the blocks with corner stones. Never one to follow a pattern exactly, I chose my own fabrics instead of using their suggestions.
I decided to use Kona Navy for the sashing and picked a few of the indigo prints from the blocks for the corner stones. Now I am making and adding the borders.
Above you can see that I have the first two borders on. Third border is pieced then there is another narrow orange border and a wider of the blue batik stripe. I think I have about 4 yards of the blue batik stripe! It is really pretty but why did I buy 4 yards? I must have been planning to use it as backing too. I probably will use some of it on the back but I also have a bunch of squares and rectangles left over from the blocks and pieced border that I'd like to put on the back. I think I'll finish the top first before worrying about the back!
I'm in a hurry with this because I have decided that I would like to try to finish it for a Christmas gift. I believe I started this with the intention of it being a gift. (It has been several years so I can't really remember clearly anymore! LOL) When I got it back out at Retreat I thought it would make a nice birthday gift for a certain someone. However, their birthday is in the summer so maybe a quilt would make a better Christmas gift and I'll give them what I had planned for Christmas on their birthday. Confusing, I know, but I'm sure somebody out there has done this same kind of thing before.