I'm nearing the finish line on the Hot Cross Schnibbles quilt. I finished piecing the remaining cross blocks then rejected the first inner border fabric I chose. The pattern calls for a quarter yard but doesn't specify fat quarter or regular quarter yard. I had a fat quarter picked out. It didn't occur to me that I would need a regular quarter yard and I made the error of not reading the pattern all the way through. As soon as I saw that length of the inner border strips I knew a fat quarter wouldn't work. Since most of my stash is fat quarters, I didn't have many choices for a substitute.
The second fabric I chose had some red and brown on cream and I cut the strips and sewed one side on before deciding it was too busy. The third fabric did the trick.
I assembled all the strip sets for the outer border and made the four hourglass blocks for the corners. The instructions indicated to cut a total of 100 strips for the borders so i sewed them in sets of 25 strips each. When I attached them they were each one strip too long! I left the mess on the design wall overnight and decided to reassess the situation in the morning. Of course I decided to take the borders apart, remove a strip from each one then reattach them. After doing that, I noticed that a blue birder strip was lined up with a blue cornerstone from the inner border, so I unsewed some more and replaced the blue strip with a brown strip.
Happy with the results at that point, I marked the top for quilting. Then It took me about 3 1/2 hours to quilt and another hour to make the binding and sew it to the front.
I also ordered the Thelma Childer's Blogger's Choice fat quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop. I don't have anything specific in mind for these fabrics yet.