Friday, February 22, 2013
Sun & Stars
Instead, I actively procrastinated by finishing the yellow scrap quilt.
Overall, I'm quite happy with how it turned out. The flimsy measures 73" x 90. I used up all of the grey, most of the yellows and some odd black & whites. Fortunately, I still have lots of "good" black and whites for another quilt.
I was so happy as I finished the 16" wide misc strip....until I discovered that the strip that I had used to determine the length was 18" too short.
Which is quite a conundrum as I no longer had an assortment of yellow strips to frame a black square. And I really don't have any other blacks that would have made interesting centers. Oh, and there was only a tiny pile of oddly shaped grey pieces.
Fortunately, I still had a selection of black & whites to lengthen the 16" wide strip...but there was some seam ripping involved to make it all look intentional.
The HST that make up the sawtooth border and the pinwheels are leftover from a miscalculation on the pillow cases that I made for my sister-in-law Di
I think there are lots of the leftover strips in the piano key strips on the right of the new quilt as well as the framing of the black squares.
Now all that I have left is a small stack of yellow crumbs that I can see using as applique flower centers, a few dozen strips to go into my "strings" box, and I got brave and allowed myself to throw a hand full of not-very-pretty bits in the trash.
Time for some hand quilting while I contemplate how to quilt this flimsy.