So once I got the center blocks pieced and connected I was ready to add the border. The pattern has some sunburst blocks made from Marti Michelle templates in each outer corner. I decided to skip the optional sunshine corner blocks and just go with the border pattern all the way around.
But once I got the border most of the way around, I decided the top looked better with the sunshine blocks as opposed to without them, and really, doesn't every Playground Day need some sunshine.
I didn't have the Marti Michell template set called for in the pattern so I just selected a sunshine block from my EQ7 software.
I figured it would take me a couple of hours to paper piece the 4 corner blocks, it took two days!
But I love how they turned out.
And now Playground Days is done. I started this project at this time for a couple of reasons, first, I'm wanting to make a few more modern quilts and I thought this was a good start, not over the top modern but definitely a change of pace for me. Also, I'm wanting to piece a modern Gypsy Kisses top and I think getting used to working with more modern fabric before I start would be good for me, so I went with some Denyse Schmidt fabric from several different lines. At first I was out of my comfort zone, but by the time I was piecing those sunshine corner blocks, I loved all the fabric and how it went together.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 127
The pattern is Playground Days from the Material Obsession 2 book by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.
My quilt finished at 78" x 78".
The fabric is by Denyse Schmidt, several different lines.
It has approximately 1,208 pieces.