When I was piecing the wonky 'piano key' borders for my confetti quilt this afternoon I deliberately made them oversized so I was sure I could easily cut 4.5" borders from them.
This then left me with four striped strips about 1.5" - 2" wide.
I straightened them off as wide as the fabric would allow and thought 'I'll put those in my scrap drawer for future playtimes.
Then once I'd finished the confetti top I rediscovered them, still on the dining room table, and so set to and made this.The 'black' for the sashing is slightly different from the one used in the confetti quilt - it's black overdye on a terracotta where as the other one was black overdye on the lilac. I saved the rest of the black/lilac for the confetti binding as I didn't have enough for both.
The whole thing measures about 13.5" x 20.5" - maybe this will be the wallhanging to go in my newly arranged office as the confetti one, at 24" square, may be a bit big and not leave me sufficient room for boring things like sheets of paper. I'm even entertaining the MAD idea of putting multi coloured prairie points all round this!!! Talk about a cross between a stained glass window a la Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph's Coat of Many Colours.
Plus it adds two more things to the 'To Be Sandwiched' pile - I can't keep putting them all off for ever :o)