Friday, March 03, 2006
Mitre Box Progress
It turned out that I had enough fabric for 42 blocks - this top currently measures 47.25 X 55.12 inches (or 120 X 140 cm). I thought about making it 1 row narrower and 1 row longer, but I think I like this size better? I think! Anyway, the borders still have to be added so that size will change depending upon what I end up doing.
The stripped fabric is very wonky-ish because it makes the blocks look lopsided, but in fact, they are straight. I like the effect - got to remember to add some more fun stripes to my shopping list...
Where the block rows join together the seam is very bulky - I think we are talking 6 or 8 layers of seam fabric here if pressed to one side... so I took pity on my long arm quilter and ironed those seams open. This way - she won't be so apt to break a needle.
I will buy border fabric(s) and a fun backing when I am in the US. Oh yes, you better believe that I am making a fabric shopping list!