My Contrary Wife quilt top is finished. I love the setting I chose. I made each border as wide as I could with the fabric I had left. This was all scrap fabric except for the orange - that was a fat quarter I bought for Emily's quilt that I didn't use. All the scrap fabrics are gone except for the brown. I'm loving this way of emptying the scrap basket! The oldest fabric in this quilt is the brown and orange acorn print, which I imagine is a VIP from the 1980's. The border and a few triangles are a Hoffman woodblock print, which is from the early 1990's. The brown was part of the first fabric collection designed by Connie and Mary of Country Threads (it may have been their only fabric collection) which they called "Wear Warm Clothes". All the other fabrics - except for the orange - are from the 1990's (I think). I love the fact that I had to do a couple fabric substitutions in four of the blocks - I think that adds some "zing" to the quilt!
This will be a great table topper for fall. It will also be a great practice piece to quilt while getting my longarm quilting mojo back.
I've read many times that serious quilt designers do quilts in "series". I've never done this, and I don't think of myself as a quilt designer. But I had so much fun playing with this block that I see a series of little "Contrary Wife" quilts made from scraps in my future. Maybe I'll start another tomorrow!