With every t-shirt quilt I do, I am always amazed at how sashing strips define the design and unify the shirts. I usually start with vertical strips that are the same length as the height of the pieces. These strips are invaluable in making the blocks hold their shape. This quilt is going to be for little Ella Hughes's first big girl bed, and the purple is perfect. There's a terrific print that will be the outer border. The backing will be a combination of various purple prints, all of which will make this perfect for a little girl's bedroom. One of the fun parts of quilting is starting with 75 pieces which then turn into 40 pieces which then turn into 6 pieces. which then - well, you get the idea. Very satisfying. Below is my latest envelope purse with only one side of the strap attached. This is one of those days where there aren't enough hours.