The border blocks for the Scrappy Double Irish Chain are made! I only needed a small amount of the white fabric, thank goodness, because I only had a bit left! The white that I'm using was given to me. It has some manufacturing defects in it, but I was able to work around them. I wasn't sure if I'd have enough or not, but figured that I could always make the quilt a bit smaller if I need to, or I'd find more or use something very close.
I took a little break from quilting tonight and worked on something else downstairs. I have a friend who is interested in a bracelet made out of spoon handles. This requires cutting and bending. Dad let me borrow his Dremmel. That did a good job cutting off the spoon bowl, as long as I used a decent cut off wheel. It also did a good job cleaning up the silver. The torch and pliers were a bit trickier. The second spoon got too hot in a spot and broke. There are also some tool marks from the pliers from using too much force to bend the spoon. I bought several spoons that were the same, so we have several to experiment with!
Now let's see, the quilt lay out is 11 blocks x 12 blocks. I'll do the long sides first, so my side borders need to have 12 blocks. I need to keep the white squares facing the quilt. I'll start with the border blocks that contain the white squares. I'll sew the border squares together alternating the two types, keeping the white square facing in (right for one border, left for the other). That will be my next step, but that step will need to wait.