Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – 26 yards
Net Yards To Go – 124 yards
The main part of the quilt is done. I still have to finish the outer sashing and add the borders. The borders are going to be plain, straight borders. Here’s what it’s going to look like:
We will definitely do this as a Quilt for an Hour project. Here’s some things you need to know if you’re planning to do it with me.
1. Around the first of May, I’ll post fabric requirements. There will be a plan for using the stash so do not buy fabric! Do NOT buy fabric! Do NOT buy fabric!
2. The first instructions will be posted on Monday, May 12. Instructions are posted Monday through Friday, not on weekends.
3. The “hour” increments are kinda rounded up or down. This is not a race but simply a commitment to sew for one hour or one-half hour or whatever you can spare each day. What takes me one hour may take some 1-1/2 hours and may take others 1/2 hour.
4. You will need the Tri-Recs ruler. I don’t often suggest special rulers for my patterns but if you haven’t used the Tri-Recs ruler, you’ll be amazed at how easily these stars are made and how easy it is to accurately piece the points. And, to make it worth your while for buying it, I’ll do some more free patterns (eventually) for using the Tri-Recs rulers.
5. You will need to know how to use the Tri-Recs ruler. Here’s a tutorial I did a while back. Do not be afraid to try it but be sure you’re comfortable with it by the time we start working on the quilt.
6. The quilt, if made according to instructions, will finish at 53″ x 75″, which is approximately the size I need for the donation quilts I’m doing. With the straight, non-pieced borders, this quilt will be very easy to make larger if desired.