The quilt top is now together (and needs ironing). I had planned to use the red stripe for the outer border but, once all the blocks were together, the red in the stripe looked too strong so instead I used the pale gold stripe with red flowers. The first border is plain cream 1-1/2" finished. I'm thinking of using the green/rose sprig fabric for the backing and red crackle for binding. The quilt measures ~65" x 72". This will be quilted on the frame when the mood strikes. No plans for it yet but something will turn up.
I've been watching movies while sewing/stitching this week - "Gone with the Wind", "The Holiday", "Rachel Getting Married" and "The Duchess". Anne Hathaway is wonderful in "Rachel Getting Married" - such a different part for her to play. To me the film had the appearance of a home movie, which really suited the story. I found "The Duchess" to be a very sad story. The Duchess of Devonshire is a direct ancestor of Diana Spencer and the similarity of their lives is uncanny.