frugality at its finest

I thought about the border for this quilt all week long. I wanted to use more jeans, but I ran out since I used them all on the blocks. I found some things downstairs that I thought would work, but didn’t. I finally started diggin around my hutch and came across these vintage tea towels that I’ve had for several years. My dear friend Melissa gave me a huge box of vintage linens when her grandmother passed away. She has a modern flare, but remembered that I love vintage things like this. These three had holes and stains, but I’d been keeping them just in case 😉 I think I like how this looks. I would ask for opinions, but I would be afraid you would all tell me to change it and I don’t have any other ideas, other than buying more fabric, which I can’t do right now 🙂 I am going to buy batting, but I already have something great for the back. Now I just don’t know how to quilt it. Here is another whirlygiggle quilt with loopy free-motion and here is one with straight lines. (Jacquie always has great and creative quilting ideas, all her quilts are right up my alley!) I love both of these, but I’m also not sure which color thread to use, since it’s bound to show up really well on the denim. Any suggestion??

3 thoughts on “frugality at its finest

  1. Oh my goodness…I TOTALLY LOVE the border. In fact, I think it makes the quilt…it's my favorite part of it! What a great use for stained tea towels! I can't wait to sit on it in person!
    Love Jana


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