Other challenges included not realizing that I barely had enough yardage of a coordinating batik to add a border (smaller than I wanted and not the two I had originally envisioned) and not coming even close to having enough yardage for the backing. For the backing I had to use something that wasn’t an Island Batik. You see, our challenges should be made entirely with the Island Batiks we are sent. Normally that works out just fine, except when my brain goes on a vacation when calculating the feasibility of a design for this month’s challenge and I forget to add backing, borders, and binding into the equation and simply assume I have enough on hand. <grin> Luckily for the binding, I just had enough of the layer cake I was using to create a scrappy one.
Oh well! I feel like I created these stumbling blocks with the size of the quilt I designed so it was up to me to overcome them one by one. I’m very happy to report that I’m over the moon with the results. By the way, the challenge this month was to create a quilt using stars—pieced, appliqued, paper-pieced, whatever. How we interpret each month’s challenge is up to us.