I’ve finished all 25 of the pinwheel star blocks for the baby quilt for my niece-to-be. I’m in a bit of a hurry – She is arriving in July, and my Sis tends to go into labor a bit early with her babies.
Knowing what I time I have to sew at home, wedged in between my crazy schedule and other deadlines, I really want to get this top together this weekend while we are up at the cabin.
At this point I only had one more block to go ---See that cute kitty fabric in the corner of this block? SEW SWEET! I love it when little surprises like that happen. The square was not “fussy cut” – it just happened to be there.
I was going to use this for sashing:
Baby pink? Purple cornerstones?
But it turned out to be lighter than I really wanted – and I need 60 sashings. There just wasn’t going to be quite enough yardage to give me the number I needed, so this piece will be saved for something else..like maybe binding.
How do I know how many sashings and cornerstones I need for a quilt set 5 blocks X 5 blocks? Click HERE for my Straight-Set Sashing Chart!
It’s a good thing I grabbed a few different pieces of yardage just in case what I was thinking didn’t work out.
I’ve decided on this instead:
Periwinkle dots for sashing with pink cornerstones!
This makes me a lot happier!
Our guests are arriving for dinner at 4pm. The Hubster just put brownies into the oven for dessert. The cabin will soon be filled with the aroma of chocolate baking. Dessert is to be warm brownies and ice cream with chocolate sauce.
Being that I’m still gluten-free after 13 months now, I’ll just opt for the ice cream with the chocolate sauce, knowing that everyone else will enjoy their brownies.
Back to the job of sashing this sweet quilt – I’m getting excited for my niece to get here!