And then I went ahead and did whatever I wanted to anyway. As usual.
Maybe I should have gone with the Red Paisley.
I could have used the Love Notes Scroll - I would have had enough after all.
Instead, I dug through my stash and pulled out this tiny red-on-white polka dot to use for the sashing posts.
I think it's just fine, and it looks nice next to the Red Checks and the Love Notes Scroll (which I started adding last night until I got distracted by a present that needed to be wrapped and a new episode of Big Love).
At least now I can move ahead with this quilt top and get it finished sometime soon.
Getting it quilted... well, that's another story altogether. I haven't even pin-basted my Checkerboard quilt top yet because, as it turns out, I don't have enough fabric for the backing. I want something plain and simple - and I don't want to have to piece it this time. I guess I should have got out of my pajamas and gone to the fabric store yesterday after all.
It's after 8:00 pm now and I've yet to get the last borders on A Tisket A Tasket. That's not to say it's been another wasted night - I got creative in the kitchen tonight instead of the sewing room. Hey, it happens... sometimes. I made this for supper. Oh yum! I halved the recipe since we're a small family, but next time I'll make a big batch and freeze some. No photo from my oven; we ate it right up.
Oh... maybe just an hour on the sewing machine before bedtime...