The blue and beige Chinese Coin quilt has a new border this week. I couldn’t find any more of the blue yardage in the Stitchers group’s stash but I had plenty of coins left over, so I pieced them together to make a border. This must be an odd shade of blue because I couldn’t find anything in the blue tub that I thought played nicely with it. It needs another border, so I may just take it to Joann’s and see what I can find there. (Note to self: check your own stash first.)
“What Was I Thinking?” has been trimmed and is ready for binding. As you might notice, my solution to the out-of-squareness problem was to trim the batting and backing square and I’m going to put on a 5/8″ black binding. I’ve determined that I need 4-1/4″ strips (thanks, Margaret, for help with that). My quilter’s calculator says I only need 3, but I wanted to cut 4 for insurance. I should have been able to get 4 strips out of the 1/2 yard of fabric I purchased, but it was so off-grain I only got 3. Because I’m like that, I’ll make another run to the quilt shop and buy a little more.