I was on my way to finishing the borders for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sawtooth Star Sampler Quilt 2015. I loved all the suggestions to extend the cross blocks out into the border. After getting out all the leftover fabric and starting to lay them out, I realized that I was out of background fabric. How did that happen? I tried the grey, but it was really too dark. There was, however, a fairly big chunk of slightly darker dotted background batik fabric. I am considering some teardrop applique to extend the pattern, but first, I need another piece of background fabric. So close! Fortunately, most of my fabric comes from Connecting Threads and they still had more of the same fabric. It was even on sale! So three more yards are on the way along with enough other fabric to get to the free shipping with a $50 order. Why three yards when I only need a piece 4 inches by 30 inches? You just never know when extra background fabric will come in handy.
There is fortunately, plenty of fabric for the backing. I can get that pieced together and be ready to go when the last of the border fabric shows up.