The quilt is done and I’m really pleased with the end result.  But boy, was it a squeeze!




This is what was left over.  I had to use every scrap which was more than two and a half inches wide and after I’d stitched the binding in place, was left with that one piece of the beige border fabric: about six inches.




I’ve put it through the washer and dryer and heaved a sigh of relief that none of that red dye migrated!  The Moda fabrics have a lovely soft, aged feel to them and the end result is cosy, cosy, cosy.




It’s clear where I had to use every inch of fabric in the border, though I like it that way too.  But having dug deep into the waste bin for every scrap, joining a couple of tiny pieces together to get those last inches, imagine how I felt when I lifted up a book on my worktable and found this.




I shall attach it to the label.  Waste not, want not, eh?

Late August, on the hill

The right tool for the job