Thursday, January 28, 2016

One of the things is not like the other...

     My grandkids love hidden pictures, puzzles, I Spy, and finding things in photos that don't belong. I should have employed them in looking at my Starcross quilt. Even though I took photos all along, I missed it. Once it was all sewn together with lattice strips on the wall, I spotted it. I am blaming it on a) constant headaches, b) age, c) preoccupation with other quilts, or d) all of the above.
      However, now I have to rip out the block and set it in right- rip seams all around it and get it back in. Yikes. Today, I ripped it out, but I am still staring at the lone rogue block. Even though I placed all the blocks ahead of time the right way on individual papers, I got it wrong.
      This was a kit from Craftsy although the colors went where we wanted them. I would have chosen some other colors. When I had it on the wall, I though, as a comfort quilt, it may be too much to look it. I took the white fabric to Joann's and found Kona Bone that matched the corners and made the lattice. The color works to calm things down, however, my technical ability to get the blocks to line up is not where I would like it. I tried pinning through the seams to make sure it lined up, but no. 
      You, the viewer, probably caught the block right from the start.
Early layout

Sashing between blocks
Sashing all around- dumb block is still wrong

Trying to match seams with pin guides
Trying in vain to match up the blocks.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your narrow sashing calms it but still lets the all over design hold. I always use cornerstones and then it is easy to match the long strips of sashing to the blocks. You can make them the same color just for ease in matching or a different color for accent.

Bees Knees Granny said...

At least you're catching it now. On my second quilt, my off-kilter sashing was not caught until judged in a quilt show! "Measure twice, sew once". Keep on quiltin'.

Vicki W said...

I like the narrow sashing a lot. You had 2 blocks wrong in the same fabric. What are the odds of that? Looks like something I would do!

Elizabeth said...