Sunday, Day #2 of Make-A-Quilt Weekend – Part #3
I got this finished late last night so waited until this morning to take pictures. I made some changes from (1) the pattern, and (2) what I originally thought I’d do.
One change, was the pattern called for 11 blocks per row and I did 12 which created a width of 42-1/2" (1/2" will be used in future seams, so the "finished" width of what I’ve made so far is 42").
Another change, was the pattern called for 5 rows of blocks separated by 4 strips of sashing — I did 6 rows with 5 sashings. This created a length of 70" (minus 1/2" seam allowance, the "finished" length will be 69-1/2").
So, the pattern was designed to finish at 39"x58", and my top (so far) is 42" x 69-1/2".
I have decided to back it with flannel (to keep it from slipping and add warmth), and I will probably fill it with thin batting for warmth. I am still deciding about borders. If I add a 5" border top/bottom/sides, it will make the finished size to be 52"x79". I need to pick a color to complement it – am thinking a dark blue? Maybe a dark blue ‘piping’ with a medium blue border? I will bind it with the fabric I will use for the border.
So I will do some calculating today. I will need to go shopping for the backing flannel and border fabric. So Make-A-Quilt Weekend has been recessed until next weekend.