ROSIE represents the women of WWII. They inspired one another to keep the home front going.
They inspire me. I have been outside digging holes and moving bushes. I can do it!
Another part of WWII was MAKE DO, USE WHAT YOU HAVE, OR DO WITHOUT. I have made do with a scrap quilt. Unfortunately I did have to buy all the setting fabric. I must have cut something in error as the binding is made of 2-1/4 x 18″ strips. Thats a lot of piecing!
USE WHAT YOU HAVE has also applied to a recent binding issue. When you do not have enough of the desired fabric, make a two-fabric binding. You only need 1″ of the front fabric and 2″ of the back fabric. That gives you 2-1/2″ binding. I prefer 2-1/4″ binding so I use 7/8″ of front and 1-3/4″ of back.
A plus for this technique is that you can match both sides of the quilt!
D-DAY has become a slogan we often use when we are faced with a difficult task or just one we do not enjoy. Yesterday was a D-day for me. Bindings got placed on quilts and I began the hand sewing. Actually it turned out to be a pleasant late afternoon activity after a busy day here on the home front!