Saturday, June 6, 2009
a little progress, a math question & a new boo-boo
A little progress: I finished sewing my strips & cutting my blocks for Old Red Barn's sew along. Next week we learn what to do to put them together, I assume it will be a rail fence type of piecing. I have 36, 12 1/4" blocks. That will make for a nice size lap quilt with or without borders. Unless something really bad happense in my piecing, I believe this pretty and soft floral will go to some worthy charity.
Now, my boo-boo is a 3" x 1/4" burn from my iron. I was moving fabric on the ironing board but failed to move the iron I had hovering out of the way. My left arm met the iron and I burned myself. DUH! Still, doesn't require anything but some aloe every now and then so no complaints.
Finally, my math question. Working on DD's quilt. She wants a print centered on the back with solid framing it all the way around. IF,
quilt top = 82"l x 50"w,
print for back = 42 1/2"l x 36 1/2"w,
and I want to sew length strips of solid first & width strips of solid last, I will need to cut,
from solid for back: 2, 42 1/2"l x 7 1/4"w and 2, 20 1/4"l x 50"w strips.
Is this math correct? Somehow, I always think I have it and then I screw it up.