Tiny Stitches. In fact, I also bought the rest of the bolt of the border print. And yet, I've never cut an inch of it.
Enter the WannaBees. We got together last Thursday, the first time I've managed to make it to bee since our Christmas lunch. I was busy sewing the last blocks together for the twins' quilts, but brought this fabric and some of the coordinating bits I pulled together from my stash and at Tiny Stitches when I went with Mom back in January.
Ben was cutting and arranging triangles for his one block wonder class. Lynn was flipping through a magazine that Lene had bought, and trying to come up with a pattern for her daughter. Lene was auditioning border fabric for her storybook quilt class with Ann Anderberg.
Lynn showed us an ad in the magazine for this quilt. She was commenting on how much she liked the simplicity of it, and how it showed off the fabric without being "fussy." Funny that she chose that word when you consider what I ended up doing with it:
Yes, I fussy cut eighteen 6 1/2" blocks, and an additional seventeen 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" blocks. Then I cut 1 1/2" strips of the coordinating scraps, and added them courthouse steps style to the smaller blocks so that they would be the same size.
Once I figured it out, the blocks went together in no time flat. Now I've got them up on my design wall, living with it for today to make sure I like the placement.