This UFO is a perfect example. The pieced part of this top has been sitting in my UFO Collection for about 5 years. The pattern is called "Snowball" and it's from the book "Quilts from the Heart" by Karin Renaud. Alternating snowball and 9 patch blocks are one of my favorite layouts... I think the white space and the patchwork add up to a perfect combination.
8 easy seams later - a flimsy!
Ironically, I had just used the same white on white snowball fabric in Scrappy Chevron and had cut my leftover fabric into 2.5" strips and 5" charms. So, when I pulled this out yesterday I wasn't able to use it for the narrow inner inner border like the pattern called for. I thought about another white on white fabric but then I spotted this stripe in my stash and thought it might be an interesting option. The stripe sent me to choosing pink for the outer border and I'm going to use the stripe as binding too.
After using bright borders on my recent scrappy quilts I guess I was in a "girlie" mood. I doubt I would have went this route with a white inner border... sometimes it's kind of fun to be forced to experiment. Making quilts for Project Linus makes me happy because playing around with color is so much fun!
We had a cold front blow through late yesterday and I'm enjoying a layer of fleece this morning. It won't be a lake day today but I hear my quilting room beckoning me... or maybe a good book under a quilt instead!