I have all this beautiful gold Christmas fabrics that were calling to me. After making the blocks I googled quilt borders and started pouring through the images. I found one that was piano keys, but they added a spacer fabric and a highlight and then more spacer fabric. I thought, hmmm, if I turned that highlight on point then it could be quilted to look like candles. A bit of fussing about until I got it (make them a bit long, then trim after assembly). I then had to figure out the corners. Three ideas, about 8 variations until my design team (darling daughter and granddaughter) agreed we’d gotten it right. Darling daughter wants me to do a swirly flame type quilting above the candles so I added one of ore strip if white to give me room. I found an acceptable flannel for the backing; but it will now go to the back burner as other things have jumped ahead. But I wanted to share!
Needed a project to take to the hills. Took a layer cake and then found the strip in my stash. Have been wanted to make this pattern with patriotic so this was a “practice”. Found the fleece with bats at Joanns. My daughter loved it so gave it to her. She proudly displayed it. :)