The biggest and best reason for blog reading and blog writing is the friends it brings you. We are all agreed on that, correct? The bonus point is that the friends I make usually know more than I do about sewing, and have more common sense. Saves me a ton of pondering time. Which I hugely appreciate.
The lovely Helen - Archie the Wonder Dog - was wise enough to suggest I put the quilt top for Salt Air on the floor and spread out the fabrics I had to piece the back with on top and see if I had enough. Genius! Why do I never, ever think of these things on my own?
Surprisingly enough, it looks like there will be sufficient fabric. And to still do the binding. The only thing I might do, just to make sure, is to take an inch and a half off the borders on either side of the quilt. Not the top and bottom, just the sides. I do not think it will compromise the design at all. In some ways it might highlight those little squares I pieced into top and bottom.
I did a little piecing with the remains of the Salt Air fabrics which will enable the Kona Snow to become the majority of the backing. (Must remember to order more Kona Snow!)
Meanwhile, just when I thought I had admitted to all fabric purchases, the doorbell rang and the postman handed over something for me. Remember the Fat Quarter Shop having 50% off some bundles before Christmas? I forgot I succumbed to the lure of a fat eight bundle of this.
I love this line. You already knew that. And I want to make more stuff with it. This was the first time I noticed those little snow globe houses used in the selvedges for the fabric colours thought. Sweet! Do you think I will actually get my Christmas makes done in advance this year, having fabric in place and ready to go? One can but hope.