I first started cutting the tumblers for this quilt about 6 or 7 years ago at a retreat. Other quilters generously let me cut tumblers from their scraps. I really wanted to do a sashing which is, of course, adding to the project. I think it’s worth it though. The rows are not attached to each other yet. I have trimmed those and then need to match all those wonderful seams – what was I thinking?! I had a few decisions to make. Do I cut through the tumblers on the sides to make it straight? Do I add a filler at the end of the rows? Or do I add a sashing at the end of each row and then leave the edge the shape of the tumblers? It may make the binding a bit more challenging, but it is doable. And as you can see, the sashing at the end and the zig zag edge is what I chose.
In part my decision is based on fabric. Yikes – I didn’t have enough of the blender to finish! I scoured the internet and could not find any. I then contacted customer service at Coats (it’s a Free Spirit dapple). A few days later they blessed me with their last 2 yards in the warehouse! Wow! Now it’s back to sewing….
The daylilies are bringing new joy to the front garden each day.