Yesterday I showed you what I'd done with the leftover scraps from the Quilt Doodle snowman row but I didn't tell you about the other scrappy projects I worked on over the weekend. I was very anxious to finish up the Pie in the Sky quilt top--all I had left to do was to add a couple rows of 2" squares to the sides of the quilt, so I took time away from the snowmen to do that.
And when I stripped the bed to wash the bedding on Sunday, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try the quilt top on for size!
I don't prewash my fabrics, so I know this will shrink about 3" or so when I've quilted it and thrown it into the washer and dryer, but I think it should still be big enough. I really, REALLY don't want to cut more squares and add additional rows. And I didn't think a solid border was really right for this quilt although it would have been so much easier and quicker to add one, right? But then there was the question: what color? Yikes! The mind boggles. But I actually AM considering adding just a final 2" row of black fabric all around--or white, I suppose. Just to be on the safe side in case of shrinkage and to set off and put a visual "stop" to the rest of the blocks and colors.
By the way, speaking of color, I think I'm going to call this quilt "Another Hundred" or something like that. The idea for the name comes from quilter Freddy Moran who, when talking about her color ideas, said "10 colors won't work, but 100 do." I think that's really true of this quilt--there are so many colors in these blocks and not all of the colors play well together on their own, but all together, they look great, don't they?!
Hmmm. Now what? I guess I'll have to start thinking about the next Scrap Basket Sunday project soon. I ordered some wide quilt backing from an online shop the other day, so if it's here by next Sunday, I'll use my "scrappy sewing time" to sandwich this quilt. I'm thinking about all-over meandering type quilting for this one but I'm open to suggestions. If you quilt your own quilts, what would you do with this one?