Thursday, April 28, 2022

Fire and Ice all jelled

      I bought 2 great jelly rolls of an Anna Marie Horner line that I thought would work for Fire and Ice. I followed the instructions to the T, marked everything with blue painting tape, measured 4 times, then cut. When I tried to lay out the first set of strip sets, the right pattern did not emerge. I asked my husband, can you see where I went wrong. He took the strips, looking at the pattern photo,  figured out the pattern and the result was I had to reattach the tube strips and correct the  numbers so that the opening strip numbers would work. The first part of the pattern, the top, took a long time to get right. The second half, the bottom, was a lot easier as I used the correct numbers I had jotted down on the pattern. I still can't figure out where I could have gone wrong from the original pattern numbers. The segment sizes were correct, but the numbers for ripping out between were not.

     Now, I do need to put a border on it because I do not want all those seams in the binding. I have no idea what fabric or color to use to showcase all the movement, and not take away from the design. I am happy with how it sewed up.


5 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW! That turned out PRETTY! I'm glad your husband was able to help you figure it out - it looks TERRIFIC - ;))

Gene Black said...

That did, indeed, turn out nicely. I am glad you had help with the oops. A second set of eyes is always helpful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Choose your binding and then add a narrow 2” (fin. 1.5”) strip of that fabric all around the top before quilting. It can then be trimmed back before binding and becomes very unobtrusive yet does the job you needed. My first thought would be one of the medium tones in the fabrics (maybe one of the more neutral green shades?). Have fun auditioning options!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh wow!! that turned out amazing!!!

O'Quilts said...

WOW is right xo