Make Sure You Have Enough Backing Fabric Before Quilting!
Notice how the ruler shows that my quilt top extends about 1 inch past the gray backing fabric? Originally my backing ended with the gray fabric. I thought I measured correctly, but when I got to the bottom of the quilt during the quilting process, I discovered this sad problem! I had to take the quilt off the longarm, measure and carefully sew on another strip of fabric to the backing. Then put it back on the machine and finish quilting. Don't let this be you! :)
After finishing this block of the month, I had some trouble deciding on fabrics to complete it.
When you're stuck:
As you can see below, I ended up using black for the sashing. You also see a lot of multi color quilts using black an white so I incorporated that idea for the border fabric.
Here's another quilt that I'm working on. It's a jelly roll race quilt and I'm deciding on border fabrics.
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