The quilt now measures 40" wide x 48" long. The applique is just sitting there at the moment - no gusts of wind please!
I really like this border, and would love to have it on a queen sized quilt sometime... I'll have to add it to my already extensive list.
I've also been reading and am on the last book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I started reading this author through her Highlander series... modern/historical romance crossover, with a bit of the supernatural/fae thrown in - humorous... sexy... big braw Scottish men with all their (extremely large) bits in the right places. The series (which could easily be read as stand alone books but also interlink if read in the right order) ended rather suddenly without a satisfactory conclusion. Then I started on her next series, expecting something similarly light and enjoyable. The Fever series is set in modern times in Ireland, where the dark Fae escape imprisonment when the faery walls come down, and take over the world - killing and causing havoc. It's a bit dark and troubled... but I'm looking forward to finding out how it all finishes.
Well, that's week one of the holidays over and done with... roll on week two!