I have learned that in between things I need to have a “me” project..something that isn’t work…something that isn’t for a gift…something I want to sew for no other reason than just to sew. My Garden Party quilt was that but now that the top is complete I need something else.
So I’m moving my Wild Child quilt up so it’s on a front burner. The border fabric was gifted to me. I bought the teal fabric with a gift certicate from my cousin..and now…
I’ve made some good progress on getting the the centers pieced and the triangles cut out…but then I looked at the size of the quilt.
It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt and you can find the pattern in String Fling. She has it listed as 77″ x 93″.
I like bigger quilts. There is nothing wrong with the size but for us, at my house, all beds are full or queen. Just in case we’d use it on a bed I’d like it big enough for that.
Now that leaves me with a debate.
The blocks alternate white and teal back ground based. I’d happily add a block onto each row…but that leaves the top row starting and ending with a teal block and the bottom row starting and ending with a white block. UGH.
That leaves me thinking that I need to add another row to the bottom too. That means that the bottom row will start and end with a teal block too. I’m okay with that. Now all corner blocks would be teal. So now it’s time to count. How many more blocks do I need?
That means 10 more teal and 9 more white. That’s do-able.
Being the quilt was originally 77″ x 93″ and the block finished size is 8″ that means the quilt with the extra blocks will now finish at 85″ x 101″. I’m good with that. That will cover my beds just fine and I’ll easily still have enough border fabric to make it all work.
Okay now that I have that all figured it’s time to get back to work and finish cutting the quilt.