This week I set out to complete the ballerina quilt. On Tuesday I laid the blocks on the floor and played around with the layout.
By the end of the evening I had all the blocks stitched together. I wanted to add a border but I didn't think I had any suitable fabric. As I started looking for border fabric I came across a piece that was perfect and was also large enough for the backing fabric. I also had to find some wadding. I have a new large piece of wadding but I didn't want to cut it as I have a large quilt that I need to sandwich as soon as I find a backing fabric I like.
On Wednesday I cut the fabric for the borders and the backing and set up the quilt sandwich ready to quilt on Thursday.
All the fabric to make this quilt came from my stash or scraps. The fabric used for the border and backing is a piece I was given. I'm very pleased with the finished quilt and this will be a donation quilt. I hope the little girl this goes to really likes pink and ballet.
So that is the second scrappy finish of the year and I'm currently making two more scrappy quilts. You would think that my scrap mountain is slowly diminishing but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm beginning to think that scrap fabric miraculously multiples when no one is looking. Not to worry I have plans for several more scrappy quilts.
I'm linking this post with Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her Can I get a whoop whoop? link up.