This is what I've done so far up on my design wall. In the back of my head, I knew by the time I added a border or two to this, which will be the center, the piece would be too big to fit in the space I want to hang it.
But did that stop me from proceeding? From making more blocks than I needed? Noooo. (Dummy.)
Yesterday morning when I ducked into my quilt room to look at it with fresh eyes, it was clear as day that I had to cut the blocks down from five across and five down to four across and four down. Very simply, that had to be done or it wasn't. going. to. fit. where I wanted to hang it.
Fortunately, I have only the top two rows sewn together so it won't be too hard to take off the end blocks of those two rows. Then I'll take off the two blocks on the end of the next two rows down, and discard the whole bottom row.
Then back to the drawing board to see where I go from there.
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Hubby and I have both been up since 3:30 this morning. We tossed and turned all night long listening to the wind. (And this is in a house where we don't usually hear much of anything going on outside!) Finally surrendering to Mother Nature's shenanigans, we got up three hours ago. (Yawn.)
I just checked our local weather. We're having sustained winds of 25.3 mph, gusts up to 56.4 mph and a wind chill factor of -19.9 degrees. Actual temperature reads 2 above here at our house. Very light snow falling. (Although with the wind, it's hard to tell for certain.) Sure would be interesting if there was an appreciable amount of snow along with these winds. I do believe that would be an old-fashioned blizzard.
Last night before the temperature started plummeting, we were having freezing drizzle. Glad we don't have to go anywhere today. A great day to be at home. A really great day!