I decided on a simple "Over and Under" pattern with white for the sashing.
Strip piecing made for simple sewing, and the blocks went together fast.
It didn't take long to get the rows put together.
Getting all the rows into a top didn't take long either.
It needs a plain white border, right? That's the easy part, right? Hah! I think I spent more time on the border than I did on making all the blocks and putting the whole thing together.
I didn't want any seams in the borders, but a width-of-fabric strip wasn't long enough. (Or I messed up.) I decided to just put squares in the corners. It didn't work. (Or I messed up again.) Then I decided to put a filler piece on each side. I cut them wrong. (Yes, that means I messed up yet again.)
Every quilter knows to walk away when things are going this way, right? The time to take a break is actually when things first start going this way. I kept working and finally finished, but I am definitely not happy with the results. Maybe if I put enough quilting in the borders it will look better. Right?
Finding the perfect backing fabric in my stash saved the day, so tomorrow will be basting day. Then quilting. Then done.
After all the fussing I really do like this quilt. It will end up going to the 2018 Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge. If you're a quilter you should definitely think about joining the challenge. This year they've chosen three charities to support with quilts - Little Lambs Foundation for Kids, Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo, and Victoria's Quilts Canada. Little Lambs is the perfect place for Tom and Jerry for sure. I'll have it ready to mail before you know it!
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Can I get a Whoop Whoop?