It's final week of the Fat Quarter Shop Little Joys quilt along, the 'Present' or 'Season of Giving' block. and I managed to get my sashing done and plan exactly how to finish this project off.
The finishing instructions are here. I am going to make the quilt top into a fabric cloth for work. I run music classes for children from 0-4 years and come December, I will be well into my Christmas themed classes and there is much covering up/revealing of items so this project will be perfect for that.
The green and white print (top left) is the backing and I will sew the top and backing together- maybe just using the grid formed by the sashing, just enough stitching to hold the layers. The I plan to make prairie points for the edge in the red dotty print: Penny has a great tutorial on this. I also wanted to bring in pink print that I wanted to show more of so this will form a binding strip between the prairie points and the cream fabric- I also plan on rounding the corners. This video shows the effect I am hoping for. Thank you to Daniar, Kimberly and the other staff at The Fat Quarter Shop for providing me with a kit and for offering a rather charming and quick to make pattern, designed by Elea Lutz who also designed the cute prints. I now have to get this done, just so I can feel extraordinarily well prepared for December!