The quilt I am making is a Mini Lotus pattern by Jaybird quilts. I had all the pieces cut out before the storm, so I began by sketching out a diagram and using colored pencils to figure out how I wanted to sew them all together:
I needed a diagram, because the quilt is made up of triangle units,
but I wanted to make some of them look like flowers:
(Although, in this weather, they started to remind me more of snowflakes.)
After piecing the rows, the top looked like this:
The pattern calls for simply trimming the sides into a rectangle, and leaving it at that. But, I added a narrow border of the background fabric, and then a wider border of the print that I bought to match the jelly roll:
I kind of love it!