I have also been working on my Happy Scrappy BOM with Rosemary Youngs. I have changed my borders and have purchased a lot of this fabric line to make an entire quilt because I do not have any orphan blocks. I will make some different blocks that will fit with the measurements Rosemary has provided. It will be a fun project as I love this fabric. It is a 2008-2009 Moda line that had been set aside for an applique project that was never started. I was lucky enough to find some on the Internet to build up a great stash.
For the last border, I decided to make little hexie flowers. I thought I would just put a flower in each corner, but I did not like the look. So I decided to do a vine and that has made the difference. Just need to finish making the hexie flowers.
Here is how I do stems for my applique projects. I usually cut a 1/2″ bias strip, applique one side down, trim any excess and then applique the other side. It is quick and easy. I also use a 3/4″ bias strip if I think I may have problems with fraying.
I have made 8 more hexie flowers to fill in the border and think it will look better. Just need to get with the program and finish sewing them together.
Have a great day and happy quilting!