Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A decision, a mistake and some sashing

What have I been saying about a lack of rhythm at the moment? Today I laid out all my 9 patch blocks, moved them this way and that and decided that I quite liked them like this.


I get the argument for placing the red squares symmetrically, or in a cross, and did look at that, just couldn't bring myself to do it somehow.  However, having spent all that time fiddling about, I promptly sewed them together wrong: the top left red shouldn't be in that corner at all.  So now I have to unpick.  Bah humbug.  


In view of the fact that they are making people's vision blur, I have decided to have a go with sashing to break them up.  I often like other quilters' sashing but haven't really used it myself, so these seems like the moment to give it a go.  I may even try a border next.

14 comments:

  1. Hopefully the unstitching and re-sewing goes quickly! :)

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  2. Unpicking is always depressing, but it's got to be right! Glad you're not doing them symmetrically - they look happy as you've got them.

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  3. The checkerboard flannel quilt that I finished last month - well, I got an entire row out of sequence! I decided I could live with it and didn't bother to rip it out. When I look at the picture of it I can't even tell the goof, but the colors were not as distinct as your blocks are so I can understand why you would want to fix yours. I do like the sashing in between the 9 patch blocks.

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  4. This has come together so well . I am at pains to say this , but I do prefer the red square in the top left corner . You really have done very well with this quilt

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    1. Said that wrong - I prefer the red block not in the top left corner !

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  5. Like a whole lot and am glad you are unstitching! Awesome sashing plan!!

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  6. So pretty! I like the idea of sashing. In the top photo, your dark floor gives a dramatic sashing-type effect, and I even like the slight wonkiness of it. Of course, your plan is sure to be just right, as you have a very keen eye.

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  7. Interesting.
    I become as grumpy as you when I mis-sew. Better to fix it than let it bother you forever. The quilt will outlast us after all.

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  8. A very striking quilt in it's simplicity.

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  9. Bah humbug? A little ripping out is nothing for such a pretty quilt. I love the way you've arranged the blocks. The nine patches look great with the sashing. You've hit on a great idea, as always.

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  10. Oh so frustrating to sew it together wrong at this point! Working with sashing is very interesting in regards to what you can make it do for a quilt. I personally love sashing so I say go for it!

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  11. I like your layout best Kaja, not symmetrical! Hope the unpicking went well!

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  12. sashing? borders? Kaja, it's a slippery slope now to a Baltimore Album! lol

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