I was supposed to be working on the borders today but I got kind of distracted. Ok, majorly distracted! I was frustrated by all the half pieced foundation blocks that were now unusable - what a waste of fabric. I was also reading this book over breakfast
and feeling kind of frustrated that I was not African -American and thus not part of the tradition of improvised quilts. Then I put the two togther and thought - well who says you have to be black to quilt like that. I took a rotary cutter to my blocks and scissors to scraps and this is where I am at the moment
I plan more blocks down the sides and to keep going until it is single bed size. I kind of like the idea that the rather formal gift quilt and this one could one day be shown side by side. Having said that this one doesn't exactly lie flat so the quilting might ruin it yet! Usually I struggle for quilt names but this one just has to be White women can quilt !
The final photo is for all those who wondered if my room would stay tidy when I actually worked in it....
..... I did clean up afterwards though!