And what do you do when your cutting table looks like this?
Because you cut far more 1.5" strips for those pieced borders than you needed? And you remember you have a baby quilt to make for a new arrival this summer. What DO you do?
I looked through the photos of quilt designs I've been saving, and found an antique quilt in this pattern, fast, easy, strip-piecing which I enjoy, the perfect solution. So I got out the phone books I use for strip paper piecing, The pages measure 8.5" x 6.75", perfect! I cut them in half, 4.25" x 6.75", just the right size to cover with 6 strips of fabric:
|Measure from the 3" mark at the center, trim to 6" x 4"|
|Remove the paper after trimming|
|Trim to 7"|
Sew them together, add a border, call it done:
And look what was left, still LOTS of strips:
AND a bunch of 4-patches, made while assembling this baby quilt. I'll use those for another quilt, like this:
Now, the studio is cleaned up, and I'm ready for tomorrow, when I can finish Stella's Splendid Sampler. All in all, a very productive day.