I first saw this quilt on a “Fons and Porter” TV show. It looked extremely easy — just add 2 pre-printed borders to a panel. Once the fabric arrived, I figured I’d have this pieced together in about 10 minutes.
Not so fast! First of all, the top and bottom green strips of the panel were not wide enough to create the green strip on the top and bottom pieces. It’s about 1/2″ wide — but it was cut in half. Add a 1/4″ seam and you have no green stripe. I had to cut the green stripes out of the border print — which really chewed up my extra fabric for the border. So I had to order more.
Then there was my own stupidity. I made the quilt and kept thinking: this is awfully large for a baby quilt. It finally dawned on me that I had ordered two panels, and had not realized it because the panels were not cut apart. Darn! Because I was out of border fabric, I had to pick out the bottom border, slash the panel fabric in half, and re-sew the border.
Let’s just say this took more than 10 minutes. But it’s so darn cute!