Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Round 3: Rectangles
I surprised myself by completing Round 3 so quickly by using strips for a slanted border. I cut a piece of thin scrap fabric, 5" wide by the length of the quilt to use as a foundation for the strip piecing, then stitched the strips at a 45 degree angle. I made 2 of these and planned on making 2 more for the round 3 borders. Then....a little laziness crept in. I wondered, "How would this border look if I made it 2" wide instead of 4.5" wide? So I cut each of the 2 strip pieced borders in half lengthwise, and I had 4 borders for round 3.
Auditioning fabrics for a plain border before round 3 wasn't working; nothing looked right. So another quick decision was made: Cut strips of various brown fabrics and stitch them to the quilt in log cabin fashion. My quilt is definitely ready for a wide border in Round 4, so that it will grow to be a lap quilt. It's now 42" x 42".