After shopping Saturday, I just wasn't quite ready to sew the checkerboard border on the blue quilt. Borders are not my favorite part of a making a quilt. I needed some low-key work. So I pieced some Friendship Star blocks. And some Rail Fence blocks. I cut these with my AccuQuilt Go! cutter a couple of weeks ago. Most of the blue quilt was cut with my AccuQuilt too. Today, I looked at how much piecing I had left to do on this baby quilt. Not much. I decided to finish the blocks. They are not sewn together yet. I put them on the design wall and thought about the layout and borders. I considered sashing them, but decided to use a strong border to contain the pieces. I quickly settled on two borders with the outside border being a dark purple.
And hand-dyed fabrics. I have rinsed and washed all of my snow-dyed fabrics. I haven't yet pressed them. I had used some of the dye solution after it had been diluted with snow to get some light colors. And I put some fabric in the sink under the dripping fabric. It seems that I need light fabrics and don't have them. I have several yards now!
I suppose I need to figure out what I need to do next. I'm teaching several times in the next few weeks, so I will probably do some work on those classes. And maybe get the hand-dyed fabrics pressed. And I should go ahead and sew the baby quilt together. Then it will be ready for borders whenever I get to the store. I could quilt the blue one. I've even decided how I'm going to quilt it! And I have a couple of other quilts that I want to put together for the class I'm teaching at the retreat. And clean the muddy dog paw prints from the dining room carpet. Not sure what I'll work on next, but I'm sure I won't be bored.