Monday, January 24, 2022

Blue Strips Progress

 I thought I'd be finished with this project by now, but something came up. This is where I'm at now, one navy sashing strip sewn to each pieced row, and a couple of the rows sewn together. 

As is it would be 51" by 62". I really want to add side borders to control all those seams and bias pieces. If I add side borders I need to add top and bottom borders or else the proportion will be really odd. 

Remember, these were mostly Carla's scraps, so my choices for border fabric are very limited. I have just barely enough of the batik print on dark navy ground (upper right). Boy, did it take some measuring and calculating how to cut and piece to make it work. 

I have enough for 3" wide borders on the sides and 5" borders top and bottom, to bring the quilt size up to 57" by 72". I've recently learned that the hospice we support prefers quilts for adults to be in the 60" by 80" range, so I hope this is close enough. 

My goal for social sewing on Wednesday is to get the rows sewn together and the borders added. That may be a little ambitious, so if the borders don't happen this week they can wait til next week. 

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1 comment:

  1. Such a vision in blues!! Good luck with the borders. The lucky recipient will love your gorgeous quilt!