Friday, March 22, 2013
wip and a garden's back paths
originally, i planned on using the same 3 sashing strips from the front when piecing the two large aqua floral sections together, but then i realized one of the strips was the same as one of the large blocks (the strawberry). looking at the limited amount of choices i happened to have with me in the project box, i picked the snowflake print as a sashing instead.
once again, my choices were limited to what i had on hand. and i was running out of patience, wanting to be done. i just rummaged through the cut strips i already had. i used two of the prints from the vertical sashings: snowflake and butterfly. fortunately, the butterfly strip was cut on the correct horizontal orientation. unfortunately, it was going to be slightly short. so i pieced on a few inches to be safe. again, unfortunately, i added the piece to the wrong side. i put it on the right, where it is more obvious rather than on the left, where it would have been either swallowed up in the binding or virtually invisible. oh, well. another lesson learned, i guess.
in general, this quilt has been very fun to work on. and looking at the top right now, i have some ideas brewing for a similar but altered design of my own. those big 1/2 triangle chevrons were pretty easy to do. i happen to have a large stash of fabric that needs to be worked through, too.
wip report since last month's
"garden paths" - back completed
"limb" - finished more binding while in UT with my siblings last month, waiting on last 1/4 section of binding
"taite" - untouched, waiting on re-sandwiching
"twirl" - untouched, waiting on top to be fixed
baby quilt - untouched, needs binding completed
internet purchases: painful to admit, but i did buy some stuff!
quilted castle - some jennifer paganelli for upcoming class next month; stocked up on what's left of my favorite meadowsweet before it's gone; some EOB clearance of it's a hoot, ecole, odyssea, wonderland; and broke down and purchased sale stock of northcote range, jelly and backing.
fabric.com - some clearance jennifer paganelli (for that class) and amy butler i couldn't resist.
trips to the store:
purl soho while i was in NYC two weeks ago
one visit to ETC, just for open lab. no purchases!