Before and after.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
This was my "ruined" block yesterday, (previous post) carefully removed from the quilt top. sad day, and even worse, there were 6-8 strips of the same fabric in other parts of my quilt top. I couldn't take the chance of "will it come out after I finish the quilting?" I figured total removal was my only option. Happily, this happened!
Saturday, July 17, 2021
This scrappy half log cabin top is layered and basted -- BIG project. but it turned out well. Dig that border! My machine quilting plan was straight line wedges in each block. Great idea, and away I went with a full head of steam. The lines were long and my ruler was short so I marked those lines in the first 2 blocks with blue pen, an old standby. After completing 2 blocks of straight lines, my wedge quilting plan didn't seem so great, and I removed the quilting stitches and spritzed the blue lines, then went back to think about another design, while it dried. Uh oh, Good Grief!!!! I had forgotten the part about "testing". Here is the ONE disastrous block after I removed it from the quilt. The stain went thru the batting backing. The other one block fortunately did not contain that offending fabric.
Monday, July 05, 2021
This project was fun to make and went together quickly. I even used the recently acquired 10 inch duo something or other Log Cabin trim ruler which surprisingly, became a well-appreciated tool. Fabric choice was using what I had, many already-cut strips, and even used some uglies, always sewing value contrasts. Sometimes the medium fabric was a dark and sometimes it was a light, and vice versa, depending on its neighbor. All of my strips are one size, altho the ruler included instructions for a narrow/wider option. In the below photo, lower left is the fabric for the float border. Yes, I'm a "brown" gal - perhaps farm memories?