Did you know the trick in preventing your long fabric strips from starting to curve is sewing one strip top to bottom and the next strip bottom to top? Keep alternating as you add more strips. I read this somewhere. And it works!!
I had seen these Piano Key borders on the net and really liked them. I cut mine 1 1/2″ wide to the WOF. (Now I am showing off, LOL!! If you don’t know sewer lingo, WOF means Width Of Fabric. I am learning sooo much.) Sewed the fabrics together and then cut them into 5 1/2″ lengths. There’s 65 keys per quilt side. For a total of 260.
Quilt top measures 80 1/2″ by 80 1/2″.
It completely covers a full sized bed with about an 8″ hang. If I make this design again, I will add two more rows. 15 instead of 13 so it hangs down a bit longer.
My silly camera won’t reduce small enough for me to photograph the entire quilt top. I need to be further back to get it all but the room is too small.
Now I am going to make a few pillow cases with the left over lavender and white polka dot fabric. And maybe one in the dark purple print.
My next project is in the washer. Will tell you about it tomorrow. 😀