Two of the fabrics that were in my Bukhara bundle I swore I'd never cut into, they were the kind of fabric that I put on my stash shelf and once in a while think of using them and then change my mind because they are just to pretty to cut. Well, I am proud to say that I cut into one of them for a border for the Great Granny quilt.
Heres a picture of Great Granny before I started adding borders.
Yesterday I stopped at the local quilt shop Gee Gee's to get a yard of fabric that most closely matched my background fabric. I am the cheapest person I know so I only buy fabric on sale, but this time I found the perfect thing... for $12 something a yard. I bought a yard and then spent all of yesterday regretting it, but then when I would look at it against the background fabric in the quilt top I would stop. Really I had no choice since there wasn't anything remotely close to the pale minty tone on tone anywhere else in the store. Trust me, I looked! :D
By wednesday I am hoping this will be a flimsy then I can go back to quilting the bowtie quilt maybe if it isn't to hot outside. I have at least 2 more of these Granny Square quilts planned, one out of what's left of the Bukhara (and I will make sure I have tons of whatever I choose to use for the background) and then one or two of them out of the
Fa lalalalalalalalalalalalalala... er.. jelly roll that I got.