I sewed today! Just a couple hours this afternoon in between cleaning and organizing but that was long enough to cut and piece this 3 yard quilt. A year ago after Stephanie from my HeartStrings group shared with us some of her 3 yard quilts, I ordered 3 fabric kits from Fabric Cafe and got one of their books free. I will say that I kind of prefer pulling my own fabric from stash because I tend not to like the skinny borders they use on many of them and I like a double fold binding.
Pattern is Garden Path from the Fast and Fun 3 Yard quilt book. I did not put the narrow one inch inner border on and my top measures 43 x 61.
There was not enough fabric for a double fold binding so I pulled a blue from stash and it will work fine. When I pull fabric bundles for these 3 yard quilts from stash, I find my self choosing at least one that has more than one yard or I’ll pull 4 fabrics. That gives me an opportunity to make my border larger and to cut my double fold binding. If you look on the far right side of this photo, you can see a sliver of the blue fabric I chose for the binding.
This HeartStrings 3 yard Project could not have come at a better time for me. These are quick and easy quilts and most tops can be pieced in an afternoon. When I was packing up the stash, I packed an entire bin with bundles just for these quilts and they’ll be perfect projects for me to work on in the coming months. I can already tell that having the stash in bins is going to be a challenge but I’ll get myself organized and get used to it. I’m just grateful to have lots of fabric and projects to work on and plenty of space in this house to set up my sewing room and the longarm. I’m going to focus on the positive and make the changes I need to make for it to work.
Finn was happy to settle down for a nap while I sewed!