Then I sewed the segments into groups of three, carefully mixing them up (I think it is HILARIOUS how hard I work sometimes to make something look random.)
Look what I have after all the trimming - I see the seeds of another free-form quilt! It's going to be hard to keep myself on track today with that little pile of strips tempting me. I have developed quite a collection of skinny strips. Whenever I trim off a strip that is 'bout wide enough, I put it to the side ... for "later". It doesn't quite rival my selvage collection, but it's growing!
I've been teaching two beginner classes here at the store. We're making a sampler quilt and everyone just about has their quilt top put together. I've been making one right along with them as I demonstrate. All I have left to do is add outer borders.
Isn't it nice to be able to change your mind? I had originally planned to use the daisy floral for my sashing and border. WAY too busy. The nice blue tone-on-tone works much better. If this was a quilt for ME, I would probably make a narrow inner border and finish up with the daisies as the outer border. But, since this is a beginning project, I think I'll just make one border. I'll teach this again and will use this as my class sample.
Last, but not least, look what I found when I took a break from sewing. The floor lamp beside the chair puts out a lot of heat, so Baby has found the coziest place around.