After a couple of weeks off during the holidays the Splendid Sampler geared back up for the big finish. I am caught up with the group, and will enjoy the more leisurely pace of two blocks each week until the finish in February.
During the hiatus, I spent some time considering what I was going to do with my blocks, and my final conclusion is to create four lap quilts for four dear military friends. I have done the math, and my plan is to use 1 1/2 inch sashing between each block, then add a 2-3 inch border around that. While I have used ONLY what I had in my stash for this project, I may buy something for the borders at the local quilt shop. I do have a few large pieces that I will audition first, but I’m not sure I have enough. It will be nice to eventually put all the red, white and blue away for awhile and clean up the sewing room just a bit.
I am also looking forward to the ease of quilting these guys…a lap size will be such a pleasure after manhandling two queen size jobs this fall!