Finished the quilt to what it looks like in the original pattern now it is time to enlarge it a little. I got the backing sewed together even though I won’t be quilting it for awhile so I could lay it out on the floor and measure and know for sure that I could enlarge the quilt and still have enough backing. I do! the backing is 107 x 109 so I can make the quilt closer to 100×100. I went and forgot to take a picture when I had everything on the floor measuring so “tossed” it on the floor to try to get most of it without having to move that old heavy coffee table again. Not the best photo – but you can see this is how the quilt would be without enlarging. For enlarging the quilt I am doing another all the way around of the colorful 2.5 inch squares then another border of yellow if I have enough. I will have to piece it so we will see what I have to do it. That final border will be wider across then from top to bottom. Right now the quilt top is 83 x 95 – I want it wider for sure, the colorful patchwork will make it 4 inches wider all around so length won’t have to be much more but width for sure will have another yellow border to match what is there.
I am still working with all the leftover fabric that came with the kit – glad it had so much extra. Not shown here but I have about 160 squares cut out and will start sewing today. I am linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.
When I got done cutting squares I still had this much fabric left over folded sitting on the chair. There will be plenty leftover for the binding – it might be a multi-colored binding but there will be enough.
Craftsy is having a Mother’s Day sale this week – but it is on specific things so please read this list to see what is available at 50% off.
We’re celebrating all the magic of being a mom! With three different offers, pick your favorite and save.
Offer 1: Any class for $19.99 using code MYTREAT
Offer 2: 50% off 1 Boundless item using code JUST4MOM (quilting fabric)
Offer 3: 50% off 1 Cloudborn or Sprightly item using code JUST4MOM (yarn)
The sale goes through Sunday at midnight and is 50% off the original price, limit one per customer of Boundless, Cloudborn or Sprightly item.