This is as far as I got on this top Wednesday evening. It is approximately 60 by 78 at this point. I took it to Sally's yesterday and we tried out some of her extensive collection of Kaffe Fassett prints as potential borders.
As we were in Raleigh this morning, I stopped at Wish Upon A Quilt to check out their Kaffe inventory. Nothing that said "buy me!" but then an Amy Butler with the right colors caught my eye. I also found a good choice for the backing. So after lunch we came back home and I was able to get the borders on and the backing and binding made.
Although the picture doesn't show it the background is a great match with the center of the inner border. The top ended up being 74 x 88" and I"m satisfied with that size. Now I need to trim the background fabric from behind the applique and it will be ready to layer and quilt.
I love those little white dots that mimic the dots in the background of the quilt center.
The background/binding fabric and the backing fabric.
Looking back, I see that I started this quilt in February last year. I found a tutorial for making this block at Luriline's Place blog found at http://lurlineg.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Carole for treating me to an evening of culture. We went to the Symphony. Guest conductor, Christian Knapp and the cello soloist were outstanding!