A few weeks ago the owner had told me to hold off buying the batik backing fabric for the queen size strip tube quilt until her anniversary sale - I had no idea it was going to be such a great S-A-L-E! I needed 8 yards of batik backing and 2 yards of batik border/binding fabric, and considering batiks are usually around $10/yard, this sale was a real deal. So, did I buy only what I needed? Of course not! I also bought five more yards of fabric (that were technically "free," right? Yes, right) that I had been eyeing. When all was said and done, I walked out of there with 15 yards of fabric for under $100 including tax - not bad. Just showing the fabric purchased for the strip tube quilt right now though. Here's the inner border/binding fabric
This is the backing
and I was so inspired that I came home and sewed the bali pop strips together
Now the seams need to be pressed and the pieced fabric sliced across to get 6.5" pieced strips and then we'll have outer borders, but it is over 90 degrees outside and the a/c is cranking right now. I'll wait until tonight when the sun goes down to warm up the iron.
Getting up early, early tomorrow for a 5K with my youngest daughter in the sticky heat - mornings down here are especially humid and there's generally no sea breeze until later in the day, so I don't know what I'll accomplish tomorrow. I suspect it will take me about 8 hours to cool off afterwards - lol.