Alright choices, make 21 more house blocks. Major problem, I do not have enough of the fabric I used to border the houses with. Well, I could use another fabric....but I just do not think that would look kosher. Next choice, make a large border to fill in the spaces. I think that will be the best choice; what would look nifty.
Just a closer view of the blocks and sashing.
After much thought and searching for some ideas. I have chosen to do a scrappy strippy border. The picture below is my scrap bucket filled to overflowing before doing the Old Tobacco Road quilt and the Happy Scrappy House quilt.
Today, I have spent the majority of the day cutting scraps into 12 , 5, 4 and 2 inch lengths. The widths vary from 2 to 3 inches. Being a jumbled mess, each piece has to be ironed in the process also. But look at my scrap bucket now.
It is down to about a 1/4 and I still have to cut more pieces. I admit to being horrible and not salvaging the small bits and pieces. They will find a home elsewhere! I should have enough strips to do the border for the houses and another quilt back. I am feeling very proud of myself for taking on this challenge. I am going to have to have a give away when I complete it totally. So check back.
I am going off to check other blogs and see what everyone is accomplishing. Then onto some more strip cutting. Tomorrow will be a sewing day.