This previous post show the explanation for this quilt. The bottom one is worn, faded, and lumpy. The top one is my version to replace it (for a friend). She bought the older on in a garage sale, if I remember correctly.
The border fabric on the older quilt was also used in the backing and not faded. I had nothing like it in green and navy in my stash :-( and I spent some time looking for
a match. Nothing close in local stores, but finally found it in an
online shop in South Carolina. However, this photo shows the new border much darker than it is, and some of the other colors are also darker. All of the new fabrics are a brighter version of the older colors that have faded so much in the bottom quilt.
The SC fabric is lovely Pima cotton. It took two weeks to get here.
The top is finished in the photo. In life, it is sandwiched and quilted except for a little bit. The binding is made and ready to sew on. My friend should have it on Monday night! She hoped for more vibrant colors, yet in the same design. I'm very happy with the results — and hope she will be too.