Today I made an unexpected trip to Joann's. I had not really measured before I bought the light grey fabric for the border and sashing for Wally's quilt... and I ended up needing about another 6" worth of the 7 1/2" border fabric. lol. So instead of insisting on stopping by the Joann's in Naperville (since our local Joann's doesn't carry this color of Kona), I figured there was one on my way from my allergist so I stopped in. :) They did have the fabric and I actually found some great fabric for the back of the quilt. It's a cross between teal and navy blue - Joann's brand. But once again I hadn't done my measuring yet so I winged it and bought 2 1/2 yds (it was on sale for $1.99 a yd!)... but it turns out that this quilt is much wider than I'd thought (which is a good thing), and I need to buy two more yards! So I will have to stop there on Sunday (the sale on that fabric ends Sunday).
On a great note though, I did have time this afternoon to use that fabric! I cut and added that last side of border fabric, layed it out on the floor and measured it (the top is 65" x 80" pretty nice), worked out how I'm going to do the back, cut and prepped the binding (Kona Coal with a scrap of AMH Good Folks). All set to go. And... a birdie told me that last night Santa ordered a walking foot for me... which will be delivered in time for me to quilt this guy up to put it under the tree! :) I must love my husband! :) Ok, really I do, but I also really enjoy throwing myself into a project like this!