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:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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

Catherine said...

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.

patty a. said...

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.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

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

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

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

Quiltdivajulie said...

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

P. said...

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.

Ann said...

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.

apiecefullife said...

A very striking quilt in it's simplicity.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

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.

liniecat said...

Purfect! Love it : )

audrey said...

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!

Mystic Quilter said...

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

LA Paylor said...

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