Here is the final row of squares. I made it to the fabric store and bought some pale blue fabric for a border and some lime green binding. I figured that the ladies who pieced these squares were not afraid of color, so I shouldn’t be either!
It took me a while to decide about the backing fabric. The fabric store didn’t have a suitable quilt backing fabric (extra wide so you don’t have to piece it together) and I thought about trying to order something online so I wouldn’t have to deal with piecing the back myself. At the last minute, I decided to check Target next door, where I was able to buy a cream-colored 100% cotton full size sheet for ten bucks. I had debated doing something more colorful for the back, but let’s face it — all the action is up front on this beauty.
I want to finish this quilt in the next week and a half so that my mom can bring it with her when she heads to Illinois later this month. If I do my traditional hand-sewing of the binding, it’s going to be a lot of work between now and then!
I can’t risk washing this, but I may try to spot-clean a few of the stains. Poor Aunt Ada has got the funk. I love this square!