Saturday, August 8, 2009

The best laid plans . . .

Oh, goodness, just when is it that I will remember that cotton fabric width is not 45", but rather 42 (and a scant 42 ", at that)?
The plan that I had all mapped out last week was wonderful.  And I continued with an ingenious way to make certain that I sewed the blocks together as planned:  I printed out the photo.  Even better, I realized that I could use magnets on an appliance other that the fridge!  Since my "sewing room" is really my laundry room, the dryer came in quite handy for just that purpose.

It wasn't until I had the blocks all sewn together that I realized the width of my backing fabric was not as wide as my planned (and now sewn) quilt top.  Luckily I had plenty of the backing fabric so I could piece the backing  just as I would for a bed larger than a crib.

So the plan continues and I'm about to forge onward.   Once it's all laid out and basted together, instead of actually quilting this "blankie", I will tie it, using yoyos.  I have almost enough made, just a few more from the binding fabric and I will have enough for each seam junction.

OK, no back to the laundry (er, sewing) room to get this sandwiched and basted together.


handmadeandpretty said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who rushes into projects so gung-ho to forget to think through all the details!

Looking forward to seeing the f.o.

Jan said...

Glad you had enough of the backing fabric Mary Lynn :) Love, love, love the idea of "yo-yo's" for tieing :)