No friends or family came calling today, and Ebby chose to sleep. But that didn't stop me from playtime. Luckily I play well alone *VBS* The little pile of 3.5" X 1.5" strips turned into this today. I randomly matched lt. to dark(mostly)and made 36 fence rail units. That left exactly 4 small strips that didn't get used. Yesterdays cutting is paying off today!
To quote Gwen Marston "You can never have too many small quilts", and I can use a new table topper. This is the fungly stash I busted as backing *VBS* Remember I mentioned the 'half hoop' I used to finish up the Strip Twist borders?
Well here it is. It's an odd looking thing. A friend brought 3 back from a CO quilt show back in the 1980s. I was lucky enough to recieve one. I've never seen others and wonder if there are many of them around anymore? Anyone know? The coming of Q Snap frames may have edged them out.
Here it is open. You open it, pin the edge of the border to the fabric strip(I use staight pins mostly) and then ease the upper half of the arc down over the main part of the quilt. Using one of these does require frequent hoop moves, but with borders most everything require moving the quilt along as you go. I think I could just as easily use this for the main part of todays little quilt. All a piece has to be is big enough for the hoop to catch and hold it.
I hope everyone who's doing the New Years Eve UFO countdown is doing well and having fun. I'm seeing lots and lots of new blogs that I would NEVER have found otherwise*VBS* I hope everyone is having fun while they participate.