Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Christmas

Yesterday I finished up the star blocks for this quilt -

Dorry asked about my fabric usage - there is no system.  As I often do, I cut numbers of pieces from a given fabric randomly depending on the length of the strip I cut.  Some fabrics are used in one block, some are used in three or four.  No two stars are identical, but some have three fabrics in common. 

Now I have to try stitching one of my alternate blocks together, and figure out fabric for the borders.  I may not have what I want on hand and this was supposed to be a way to use up fabrics, not an excuse to buy more.  But when I buy I don't usually buy enough for borders and backs and do wind up spending new money.  This won't be a huge quilt - maybe 50x50 inches, so it won't be too much fabric.


Sherrye said...

You are welcome to come look at my fabric closet? Not sure if I have anything big enough for a backing, but probably have something for borders/bindings.

Anna Banana said...

Looks like you are off to a good start. I'm anxious to see what your alternate blocks are like.