This quilt, seen on the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Show, was the inspiration for a baby quilt I have recently finished. I don't know who made the quilt so I can't give her credit, but be sure you know that I didn't make it.
I paper pieced the print strips and did fusible appliqued flowers and leaves. After a bit of thinking, and purchasing a scalloped ruler, I put the borders on the top (cutting away half of each strip),
attached the red rickrack with embroidery floss, and appliqued flowers in the four corners.
But, this isn't the one I finished (it's in the cupboard on the waiting list). I had this top
which had no borders and was too small without them. So ~ it just so happened that the part of the border on the first top (scallops) when cut off, were the exact size I needed to go around the second top. The borders couldn't have matched the prints around the embroidered motifs more perfectly. And now it's finished ( this was before it was quilted and bound in pink); really cute don't you think? And it saved me a lot of work!
Don't you love it when something unexpected happens for the good?