I'm holed up, no cooped up, no sequestered away working on borders for Toyland Tree. I made a whole bunch of strips sets and cut them up. When you think about it, all we quilters do is cut up fabric into different shapes and sizes and sew it all back together again creating different shapes and sizes. Is it an exercise in futility or creativity?
After all that stripping, I end up with this.
Then I ended up with a whole bunch of them. Ten down, eight more to go.
They will go together something like this.....but not exactly. I have to leave you guessing just a little bit. I can't spill all the beans just yet.
When I start designing, I have an idea what the quilt is going to look like, but ideas come to me along the design path, and I take off in a different direction. This border idea is totally different from the original design, but I didn't have enough fabric to pull it off. Thanks to the speedy delivery and availability from The Fat Quarter shop, I was able to purchase more of the black fabric......and it was a perfect match. I was sweating bullets until it arrived.
I'm getting a little anxious as to whether or not this quilt and pattern directions are going to be finished by my deadline of September 14th. I'm making forward progress, but I'm just past the fifty yard line with a whole bunch of yards ahead of me. I can see the goal posts from here, and I'm running as fast as I can. The devil is in the details, and this quilt is very detailed!
I'm off to start my day, working away at my to-do list. I try to be reasonable with my expectations of what I think I can get done everyday. Some days I fall short, and other days I'm ahead of myself. So I guess it will all even out in the end.