Thursday, 7 July 2011
Take Four Fat Quarters....
You might have enough fabric from your FQ's for a border or two, and even the binding. My way was to cut everything left over from the initial FQ cutting into 2.5" strips. I added two borders, and then got to choose whether or not to carry on and add the other borders, or whether to cut them into 1.25" strips and use to bind the quilt, which is what I actually did. Of course, if you had five FQ's to start off with you wouldn't face the same dilemma!
My quilt finished up at 44" x 40". Quick and easy to produce a cute baby or lap quilt - and therefore no excuse for me to have taken so long to quilt it since finishing the top back in March, I think.
This week has turned into 'fish' week. I'm putting together a whole cloth (didn't I say I'd never make another one?) with raw edge applique fish made by every single child in DD1's junior school, as a leaving present. The children have been amazingly imaginative with their undersea shapes!
I have to keep coming up for air.....!