A few days ago, I noticed that I had two empty days in a row on my calendar -- there was nothing scheduled!?! Aha, I thought -- two days of sewing time!! And so I made a plan! There were 3 quilt tops ready for borders plus organizing their backings.
But I was torn -- the weather was so perfect, it was a shame to be inside bent over the sewing machine. No problem, just move the sewing machine out onto the front porch!! And so I spent 45 minutes organizing that, then up to the sewing room to organize the projects.
The border decisions had already been made for two of the projects, so it was a simple matter of calculating and cutting -- quickly done! The third border was going to require more thought, so that piece went up on the work wall for comtemplation as I worked on the other two projects.
The challenge of prepping backings these days is always how to do it with the fabric on-hand? Because I insisted on having these bees scattered consistently around the border, I ended up with 4 not very useful strips of fabric. Their length was fine but together they only contributed about 12" of the 55" I needed for the width and it seemed like a good idea to use them in the backing so they would not be lurking in the stash. I thought using a turquoise fabric with them would look good but when I got to that stack of fabric, there was hardly a piece more than 1/2 yard. So I pulled a dozen or more pieces and started thinking.