OK, the bad news first. Remember this? I named it the Wonky Block Quilt because it was made from test blocks from early in my quilting life. No matter how hard I tried, I didn't like it, couldn't like it, had no connection with it. It had so many flaws and I didn't even like the colors after it was all pieced. I delayed finishing it as long as possible. Well the time came. As I worked on the quilting I noticed my Even Feed Foot, or walking foot, started to squeak. I checked the backing, it looked good, I continued. When I was quilting the last quarter, I decided to take a look again. Bad, very, very bad. It was all puckered and well, Wonky. If I really liked this quilt, I would pick it all out and start over. I don't like it, I won't rescue it. I trimmed it up and tossed it aside to bind at a later date for the dogs, if they will even lay on it. Done with it. A very important milestone here. If I ever feel this way again about a quilt project, I will stop. Quit and waste no more time.
Charm square blocks, right sides together, marked on the diagonal, stitch 1/4 inch on either side of marked line. String piece all one side, then the other, cut on marked line. Pressed seams open.
Above, blocks on a design wall (large piece of polar fleece, draped over book case) See how the blocks look with the white background. Simulating white sashing. Below with Moda solid black 2 inch strips. Which do you prefer? I don't want to buy any more fabric so I will use one of my standby whites or this black.
|Today's assistant, resting his head on my knee as I sew. And yes, his head is that big!|
The Word Project: Connection