Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pieced Borders for Moda Scrappy

Determined not to buy more fabric, I pieced the border using the remaining scraps cut into 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips. Using the snow white background, I will frame the pieced borders with 2 1/2" wide strips. Next challenge, looking for the backing in my stash --- maybe something scrappy. I have 20" LOF and one 8 1/2" square left of the stripe fabric to bind the quilt. There may be a pint size zip-lock left of small scraps ... or ... I could piece them all together to make a little pillow. I bet my great grandmother is smiling down on me -- she was the queen of scrappy quilts in our family. Granny would piece together slivers to make a 2" square.

Just 3 more days until a long quilty weekend.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Yes, you're grandma would be proud. My first love in quilting are scrappy quilts. Came from fascination with the scrappy quilts made by great grandma, which started when I was a toddler.

Your quilt is coming along beautifully.

Diane said...

love the border and that you're using it up!! It's a great quilt!

Elizabeth said...

Wow. That is really coming along! I love the pieces borders. I love your determination to use what you have.

xo -E

Sarah Craig said...

Great work, Jamie!! Don't forget the back - you could always use that tiny bag of scraps back there.....

Amy said...

I really like this quilt!

Judy said...

This is fabulous Jamie! Good job using it all up. I think a small pillow would be fun......