Deadlines are a good thing for me and have kept me glued to the sewing machine this week, or so it seems. On Monday I showed my finished butterfly quilt at our Monona Quilters meeting.
Now I am working on two table runners from the fruits and veggies fabrics, which are both to be given to friends before Thanksgiving. I found exactly the right backing for them. It is a very long deep valance with an African feeling. After ripping miles of seams it was wide enough to also be binding as well as backing. They are now ready for quilting.
Where is the lime green this time? I have more than enough balloon blocks for a kids quilt. So a friend and I auditioned some sashing choices.
I originally planned on using thin black strips, but the black was too depressing for a child's quilt.
What about white?
The white did nothing for me or my friend. She liked grey, but it made me feel sleepy, not happy.
Then the BIG IDEA hit. Why not use lime green sashing instead of making some extra blocks which I won't even need? Here is our trial photo.
Fortunately I have lots of extra lime green strips, so I will do 30 blocks for the front and a few extras on the back, but no lime green squares. I will save my fun lime scraps on last week's post to use for my plans for the new year. Will announce them next week.
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