Saturday, November 14, 2015

OMG What have I done?

This is turning into a serious nightmare!

Okay, so the purple fabric I picked out shopping with my buddy Beth is perfect. It sets off the quilt beautifully. I got down to one row of blocks left to make and I couldn't stand it any more. I just had to start putting the thing together...

I knew that the way I assembled these blocks was probably going to cause me issues, but this is ridiculous.  When each block was finished, the white hemispheres were touching for the last inch or so at each corner. After sewing the blocks together, the seams separated so that the red show thru all the way to the corner. And NONE of them are consistent in how they pulled apart.  Also, the points on the scallops of the border seem to have shifted in the same manner.  So this morning I spent ripping the thing apart and trying to adjust all of the blocks so they line up better. I had already decided that I love the way this looks so much that I was going to have to make another one of these for me. If I can't find some better way to assemble it, I may have to rethink that decision....

Here is the quilt still on the wall before all the trouble started...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Purple progress

Do you suppose there is a biosphere for quilters? How do I sign up?

Slow progress,but can manage to get almost a row done on the weekend. So I am up to six now! Shopping with Beth tomorrow for the border fabric!