The brown yardage I had for backing my Scrappy Plus quilt was far too narrow. To enlarge it, I'd decided to insert a panel of floating plus signs. It was a good idea, but I then had to slice six inches off the entire length of brown yardage to harvest enough fabric to finish the stinkin' panel.
Of course, this made my backing too narrow again. Of. course.
Inserting a six-inch strip of scrappy piecing solved that problem. This piecing was actually fun! Random bits left over from the front of the quilt went together fairly quickly.
|Six-inch strip to be inserted.|
Eventually I cobbled together a backing large enough to use!!!
|Piecing the backing|
Now it's time to link up with Adrienne for the Library Project Quilt Along February Report at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts, so I will drag out the following photo one last time for folks just tuning in.
Library Project Quilt Along, scrappy plus quilt:
|In this photo, vertical rows are sewn, but not joined.|
I don't yet have a plan for the binding. I'm taking this one challenge at a time.
To see all my Library Project Quilt Along goals, click here.
At the beginning of February I'd set some additional goals for myself.How have I done, so far?
Magazines have been distributed to other quilters - filing into binders is still in progress.
Today I tackled three of them.
|This "Barbie" pillow for my granddaughter only needed the finishing stitches to close it up.|
It took 5 minutes, if that.
|I adopted this little bear when his previous owner lost interest in finishing him.|
He came with enough fabric to make ears.
|He finished up pretty cute!|
|My own project, abandoned when I lost interest.|
|It only took an hour to finish him!|
I can't wait to see what my March goals will be!
(It's always a surprise to me, too!)
These characters grabbed my attention when I stopped by the museum to sign over ownership of my grandmother's vintage knitting magazines and patterns. Aren't they interesting? Hand carved masks.
Also linking up with Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch, A Lovely Year of Finishes at Sew BitterSweet Designs, and Show & Tell Tuesday at i have to say...
Try, Learn, Grow!
Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!