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Sunday, February 15, 2015

DWM: piece in haste, rip at leisure

 I decided to try a HeartStrings "Sharon" quilt in 30's prints. I had the strips laid out in order on the cutting table and made four batches of six blocks, then two batches of twelve blocks. When I began to sew the blocks together I found out that I had pieced twelve blocks in a different sequence than the other 36. If I can't resew the trips in the correct sequence I can cut more strips -- fortunately the error occurred on the outer corners and I have enough left of those particular prints.

Left: 36 blocks, assembled.
Right: 12 blocks, incorrect sequence. (But on second look, there is one correct block among the 12.)













I assembled the Lady of the Lake blocks from Nancy's recent swap. I am undecided about the border. I have enough of the blue batik (on the left) for a slab border. But what about piano keys?  Are these too dark?  I don't think I want a narrow blue/wide white border.

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times  and  Beth's Love Laugh Quilt.




11 comments:

  1. So neatly done!!! Very impressed and a bit jealous too :-)

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  2. Your Lady of the Lake quilt is beautiful. I find my eye staying on the piano key border, but it slides over the batik border and onto your beautiful blocks. Lovely!

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  3. I've always wanted to make lady of the lake! So pretty. Border will be great whatever you decide.

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  4. Hiya Nann! As usual, you are so very productive and the Sharon 1930's blocks look wonderful together!

    On the Lady Of The Lakes top, how would you feel about using a narrow (2", maybe?) cheddar inner border, then the dark blue piano keys, then bind off with cheddar? It would introduce a new accent color, but perhaps you were hoping to keep this pure blue & white.

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    1. Hmmmm.....I will audition cheddar (or cheddar-ish), or something contrasty.

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  5. I really like the movement the orientation and colours of your lady in the lake blocks give the quilt. Looks lovely!

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  6. Oh my, what lovely ladies! I find the piano keys distracting from the lovely blocks. Just love the batik. What was the question?

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  7. I hate it when I find piecing errors. Hope it's not bad of a fix. I think either border would work on the Lady of the Lake, but I would probably put a narrow white border between the blocks and the dark blue.

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  8. Love the quilts. I like the piano key border. But that's just me. It'll look awesome whatever you decide

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  9. oooh i like that setting and yes piano keys are gorgeous!

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  10. I really like the piano key border. It seems to "go" with the main portion. A very dark blue inner border could be used to give the eye a place to rest before the piano keys.

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