Frolicking along, still LOL. This last tidbit of construction is a doozy, taking a good amount of time. Today I will work on half blocks. I think I have used my seam ripper more with this quilt than all others combined!
Working towards a finish:
- sew half blocks
- sew sashings
- sew sashings to blocks
- sew blocks together
- sew 2 half blocks to row of blocks
- sew sashings to other sashings
- attach sashings to row
- And repeat many many times
Last week I had this laid out on the floor
And then I had a corner!
And then I had another row with the sashing unattached.
And then I have two halves, which happened after I snapped this photo. I am getting excited as I progress. The quilt is saying cheese. Interesting color combination I have, probably not the best, but I used up my stash and am happy with the black as it gives it an old timey feel. I like eclectic and old timey.
I am seeing, as I progress, the saturation of the pinks and the blues/purples be so close together they get washed out. But my quilt is not the only quilt affected. I noticed some of Bonnie’s blocks are like that. So, I am deeming it ok and am putting those blocks on the left.
I am told when looking at a quilt, you read it like a book starting very briefly on the left, but mostly you look at it dead center and your eyes carry you to the right. So all the “ugly” blocks are staying on the left. The next one I make, I will make sure that does not happen. I have more “wisdom” now. Each mystery teaches me something, this one especially.
I noticed when I joined 3 block row with 5 block row, one of my sashings was turned. NOT FIXING IT. I am feeling amish at the moment LOL. The old saying goes the amish would purposely put a mistake in a quilt because they know god is perfect and man is not. After watching “Oh God, you Devil” with George Burns playing God years and years ago, I formed my own opinion, God is probably closer to human. George Burns pointed out several animals with the knee caps on backwards: cows, horses, cats, dogs, etcetera. That line always cracks me up and does make you wonder. So I am going AMISH STYLE with this one. If I catch the mistake before it is sewn into a row, I will fix it. If I don’t, it will be perfectly imperfect! These things used to bother me, but I let it go. I so enjoy the process differently than years ago.
I have not worked on anything else since last Friday at my sewing table. I do look forward to moving on!
Agenda for today is making Shake N Bake chicken drumsticks from scratch for supper. Interested in the recipe? It is offered free on my other blog thecookbookproject.wordpress.com.
Click here for the shake and bake mix recipe.
….oh and of course I will be sewing too!
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