My original plan was to have one strip of blocks to widen the quilt back. It still was not wide enough. I could have purchased more Kona White Cotton but opted to create more width by additional piecing.
By adding a couple more rows jazzed up the back a bit. It is plenty wide and more so than what is needed. Now it needs a white strip along the left side to show off the edge strip which will be accomplished when cutting a strip from the right side and sewing it on the left side.
A little ingenuity saved myself a trip to the fabric store and savings in my pocketbook. I'm sure if I did shop I would have purchased more fabric than what I needed or my budget could handle. Also with a bit more patience and a couple more days of working on the quilt back offers a more pleasing appearance.
So how do you entertain yourself while piecing? Heaven was a Sunday afternoon in my quilting studio while watching a series of Downton Abbey. Want to watch it on your laptop or Ipad? Click on the Downton Abbey link and watch online. Enjoy!