Regarding my flannel quilt:
I admit it,,this is kinda a way of procrastinating..
But you've heard the saying, "Measure twice, cut once"? Well, I am adding another phrase to it..."Think carefully". Sometimes, actually a lot of times, I just go with the flow when deciding on fabric, design, placement, etc...I wait until something seems right.
Well, so far, I haven't gotten that "right" feeling about these borders.
And I am telling you now...there will be no pictures showing the final solution on this blog...However, I have progressed somewhat.
Ok, enough hemming and hawwing...here is the situation..
Basic size of middle design = ~ 65" x 59"
1st Border is shown as finished 2", using the same fabric as is within the red blocks. I have almost decided to put one fabric on top and bottom, the other on the sides... this way I am certain to have enough for that border.
Second border is supposed to be 5" wide in the blue....and I Love the blue!
There is No Way that's going to happen with this amount of fabric...
I even brought back some remnants of the blue I had when cutting for the 4-square blocks:
blue is 4" x < 4"
They are called my "Last Resort Squeezing in Inches" pieces..
Hopefully, without going into a Math/Number discussion, here are some choices.
1) Keeping the 1st border 2 1/2"(cut size) and (after very careful measuring) cut the second border either that same size OR a 1/2" bigger.
2) Making the 1st border a little bigger, and have a blue/white second border with blue still the predominant color. (ex:white on corners)...This will insure I have enough blue with a little white to fill in what is needed.
Either way, I figure the size of the quilt will be slightly smaller than the pattern, which is okay with me.
So here I am..Using most of the day playing around with the fabric, making sure...Because Once I Cut....It's Cut...