So I utilized the assortment of 2 1/2 inch strips in my scrap bin, and yes the organization of it is crap plural. It is Sew Scrap, and that is what I have named this jelly roll with no race.
I like it’s humbleness, and I am a sucker for the scrappy look. My whole house is scrappy. I purposely purchased new dishes in 8 different colors, because nothing matches in my house anyway. Scrap is a way of life. Once you live this way, it would be hard to go back.
I am perfectly content with no coordinating stuff in my house, some would not be able to cope. But scrap is a coping mechanism too. You just let go of perfect and settle for utilitarian. Scrap, yep. That is me.
And then there is the UFO business that I did mention in my previous posts (I looked it up, my first post on the quilt below was exactly 2 years ago…jeez). You can view those here and there.
I now remember why I put this in a bin and left it alone, I was going to run out of white. The embroidered squares (which I did not do….found at the thrift store) are of a poly blend white, and the white I chose for the sashing is a different white. The most notable thing is the different weave which will show up in the quilt, but by separating it with turquoise, one would really have to look to see it. I have my sashing pieces paper pieced (my own design before I purchased the tri recs ruler). And it is working, but how to fill the gaps without the white?
While stitching today I come up with a plan, of granny squares of various colors within the quilt. Electric blue, navy blue, a light green and perhaps a gray. I think this is the solution to frame it, perhaps it will be too bright as the rest of the quilt is so soft, calm and serene. I will have to really brain storm on this, as it goes back into the tote.
I don’t think I am going to go with the straight method as laid out here.
The flow of the lines in the embroidery, I think, are more suited for on point.
Styled on point, my rows will be 2 over 4 over 4 over 2 which leaves two corners with much to put there, but I am out of the white. Perhaps thread painting feathers in those areas will not show the contrast so much of the whites. Perhaps if I do granny squares I should select one color, perhaps the green which I have plenty of and mix and match off whites and ecru, and super white with snow white. That would be softer, but not very dramatic. What do you think? Perhaps a floral with white and a bunch of these colors? Until I figure it out, this is turning out too pretty to flub up at this point with a rushed idea.
Well, the car is fixed, finally. I have enjoyed my week away from work, at the same time fretted about. I will be back at work for a fun filled 40 hours, followed by dinners, prep, baths, and house chores. I did not realize how much the commute really interferes with my stress levels concerning time.
My featherweight is turning out to be an excellent purchase. I have used a whole cone of thread on him this week. (Yes I named him after a man….Abacus, to be exact. Seems like he is the only one I can count on besides myself.)
You will hear from me next weekend, with probably not much happening, unless I find the solution to the above problem. I will delve deeply into Pinterest and try to find more than one idea.
I hope you had a lovely weekend! Thank you for reading my blog!