I was so late to finish I forgot to do a sleeve so I added one this year.
That was the year I took a class with my friend Cindy in Tampa on the "latest" technique of paper piecing.
(my grandmother foundation pieced many a string quilt onto old yellow pages from the phone book)
Paper piecing was like opening a window to a new quilting life for me. I loved it and this little hand quilted piece that finishes at 18" X 22" (each block finishes at 3")
Since I was adding sleeves to a finished quilt I did them a bit differently.
I usually cut them 9" wide, fold them, catch in the binding (there's more to it but that's enough for now)
This year's Christmas quilt, the poinsettia from uneven log cabin blocks is STILL on the design wall.
I can't seem to make the simplest of decisions lately. I added log cabin style, two green fabrics to the sides, and today thought I might just do top and bottom borders in red, and bind the whole thing in green...
Can you see the ribbon if you click on the image to make it larger??
Then I left the room and when I came back I thought it looked unfinished.
I decided this is not for competition. It's not up for top awards, I'm just making it to sew happiness into my life. So...
See the one on the wall next to it?
While I knew how to use the ruler, I made more blocks with scraps but this time mixed green and red strips in each block.
I decided to "make it work" piecing if I needed to in order to border this one with my flower girls.