Friday, February 26, 2021

By Jove

 "I Think I've Got It!"

Wonky Stars and Four Patches!

Yellow and Gray ... two of my favorite colors! 

I have been stuck here on my ...

Last Border ~ # 3 ~ Flying Geese

for twenty days and twenty nights.

 Three weeks behind and the last border to be announce on Monday.

This was in part due to prioritizing my Stripes Blog Hop Quilt

and, quite frankly, the "Checkerboard" border unexpectedly gave me trouble.

Not the sewing, of course, as a checkerboard is one of the easiest units to sew.

Size of units, color or units, placement of units all frustrated me.

I have and sewn a set aside many pieces

 and will probably use them for one or more pillow covers. 

Finally, I put it on my design wall and stared at it 

and fidgeted with it 

long enough that my creative quilty muse took pity.

Now, I am happily sewing!


Interesting Reading Find of the Day: 

Flat Felled Seams

I read this on 

The Creative Blog @ Art Gallery Fabrics 

Have you heard of this?  

Have you tried this technique?

I would love to learn more about this.

I may try it on woven or Essex Linen which have a greater tendency to ravel.


I have been trying not to see the border choice for this week 

so I can keep the mystery element of the challenge as intact as possible.

So if you do not see me on your blogs or IG feeds, you will know why.

May you have a happy, quilty weekend! 


piecefulwendy said...

I'm glad you figured something out for your Round Robin - those yellow blocks are so pretty! I'm off to read about the flat fold seam!

Dorian said...

You can't go wrong with gray and yellow :) Glad you got it figured out, can't wait to see it. Have a lovely day.

claudia said...

Hi Pat! That flat felled seam thing...I came across an article on pojabi sewing, it's either Japanese or Korean, maybe even both. I started playing with it using my batiks. OMG! It is such a pretty way to do batiks! I am slowly sewing a piece together that hopefully, before I can't sew any longer I will have made fabric large enough to cover my bedroom window. It's such a pretty sight, whether you use colored designs or a solid fabric for the pieces. I will try to get a picture to share. It's a sort of tedious way to sew, but oh so satisfying!