Now when I say attic I am using the term very loosely. Our attic is actually just a hole my husband cut in the ceiling and then inserted a drop down ladder into. So, no whitewashed floorboards, gable windows, muslin curtains and brass bed, just a place to store things we don't want to think about until we really have to.
One of those things is this quilt. I made it using the Broken Star pattern by Debby Maddy with Hemming House fabric. It is a great pattern - the quilt comes together really quickly and the results are gorgeous. I made it for my dad for his birthday a couple of years ago but wasn't really happy with the border fabric I chose. So I wrapped it for him as is with the idea that he'd have something to unwrap for his birthday and could help me decide on a border fabric. After he unwrapped it and we laid it on his bed the extremely underwhelming response I got was......hmmph. From this grunt I just assumed that he wasn't too keen on my creation so I packed it away in the "attic" and moved on to other things.
But as you know, men can be strange. The other day, I was over at Dad's place and he was asking when he was going to get his quilt! I told him that I thought he didn't like it and so I had never finished it. Apparently I had got the wrong idea and that "hmmph" was actually a grunt of pure joy and delight and should have indicated to me to complete the quilt forthwith. So, now I am back to my original conundrum of selecting a new border fabric with the additional challenge of being a fabric detective to find out if there is any Hemming House left on the planet!