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Playing Chicken

February 14th, 2019

I mentioned a month or so ago that I started a quilt for our bed using a fat quarter collection of Rifle Paper Company fabric. Since I’m making a king size quilt (even though we have a queen bed), I realized early on I’d need to add additional fabric from my stash to make sure I had enough. When I finished 24 squares I knew I’d be cutting close, really close with the fabric. In fact, I was concerned I wasn’t going to have enough to finish all the squares, I was playing chicken with the fabric.

Last night, spent some time figuring out the last 7 squares needed, making sure I’d be able to squeak out enough to finish the quilt. I figured if I lacked only one or two squares I’d just add squares of the linen fabric that I’m using as borders.

It turns out I’m going to have just enough, with only a few small scraps left. I’m glad I decided to add in a few extra fabrics from the beginning, otherwise, I wouldn’t have had enough to finish it. I’m pretty excited about getting this quilt finished, it’s going to be lovely!

What’s happening in your creative world?

3 Comments to “Playing Chicken”
  1. Mrs. H on February 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Your quilt is coming along very nicely.

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  2. Mary Buckingham on February 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I am an avid quilter & wanted to tell you that your piecing is VERY precise! Enviable!! It will be lovely!!!

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    • Susy on February 15, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much, of course, I notice the ones that are a bit off. Overall I’m happy, I try not to be too crazy about trying to get it perfect.

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