For those who don't already know, it's time for the Fall 2020 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event hosted by Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework. I have three "orphans" up for adoption, and others are also offering up UFOs that they no longer love. Check it out!
Instead of working on my regular projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week, I got completely distracted by an old UFO. I had pulled out my scrappy Rolling 9-Patch blocks, which happen to feature red, our RSC color of the month.
These blocks had been started as a way to use up some of the 9-patches left over from Bonnie Hunter's 2017 mystery "On Ringo Lake." I made more blocks, then auditioned possible settings for them. You can see those in Monday's post. After making my decision, I finished making the blocks needed, then joined them all together.
It was time for borders, and I decided to steal an idea I had seen in a magazine ad. It featured a quilt with borders made from a red and white zipper striped fabric, which I happened to own. I combined that fabric with a narrow border of a black print and plan to use that same black fabric for binding too.
Unfortunately, my first attempt at the border was not a success, as you can see above. I got the border all stitched on, mitered the corners, then put it up on my design wall and discovered that the two side borders were a bit too long, causing ripples and waviness. UGH! It's a good thing this is a small quilt! The next day, I removed those side borders, shortened each by about 1/4 inch, then reapplied them and restitched the miters. I also trimmed the border down to a more appropriate width. My little quilt now measures 27.5" x 34.75".
|Rolling 9-Patch, 27.5" x 34.75"|
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I hope you are all staying well and getting lots of quilting done!
Julie in GA