Back onto my Civil War Quilt...
These are the four corners for the quilt... they still need to be trimmed back to size.
The Red Northern Lilly block, Clay's Choice is a block named after Henry Clay, unfortunately the brown pinwheel doesn't show up as much as the cream does on the block.
The Yellow Southern Rose block, and the Logcabin block...
Well, it had to happen didn't it!....I ran out of the cream background fabric...just another 8 inches is all I needed ....just enough to add spacers to either sides to the corner blocks. I had enough for two corners, but not all four!
I searched the net for hours looking for a match....nothing! I was getting so upset, all this work for nothing!
Pat had a look in her stash to see if she had a possible close match, but nothing that was really close enough....Thank you for trying Pat...♥
Lurline popped in, we laid the quilt on the floor and had a good look at it.... discussed different ways to solve the problem. Trying to match the fabric was out....close enough for me was not going to be good enough, it would bug me no end if it didn't match perfectly.
Lurline had the great idea of not even trying to find a match, do away with the spacers near the corner blocks and just enlarge the corner blocks to fit...perfect!
I was also going to carry the Underground Railroad sashing up to meet each other and have it frame the nine patches all around, but now I need to take one off to make room for the corner blocks to fit properly....so hard to explain.
All that matters now is that I can finish the quilt and be happy with it..
Thank you Lurline...♥
I really thought by making the quilt two rows smaller, I would have enough background fabric...
So there you go, moral is.... make sure you have enough fabric before you start a quilt, not like me, get so excited and jump in head first....
Off to finish the quilt...stay cool or warm where ever you are...♥