This is one project that I am going to carry straight through to the finish line without any distraction, simply because I have a deadline. Julian's parents have been tremendously generous to us, and very appreciative of the little quilt I made last spring for Julian's baby sister Imogen (below).
I'm excited to be able to make something special for Julian's 3rd birthday.
To fit Julian's twin-sized (big boy) bed, I need to add about 8" in width, about 4" to each side. The question before me now is what to do with those 4"?
I have enough "Plaidsportation" yardage left to do this -- that's the car print with the black background featured in the centre of each log-cabin block, and in 4" squares between log-cabins. But I'm not 100% sold on the notion of long dark strips at each side of this quilt top, although it seems fortuitous that I have just enough of my feature fabric to complete this task. And I have completely depleted my stash of light gray, used to make my two "streets," so that isn't an option.
As always, I would welcome suggestions from you, my wise and talented readers! Plaidsportation? Strips of solid colour? Or maybe my favourite option for the side strips, at least from a design perspective (but also the most labour-intensive option): something pieced? (!)