Sunday, January 20, 2013

Coping



Part of my lag in putting this crazy quilt together has been thinking through a plan for how to deal with some of the structural challenges.  Despite my intentions, I ended up with blocks in a range of sizes,  so I decided to baste them to some gridded interfacing in order to line them up more or less evenly.


In a few places I ended up with some gaps between the block and the sashing, like you can see above.  In the lower block I inserted a piece of green ribbon, and in the upper block, I added a piece of woven ribbon Allie Aller sent me a few years ago, set at an angle.  If you look at the quilt in the photo below, you can see these are the top two blocks in the center column, and you can see the repair.


I've got the horizontal sashing almost completely sewn down.  I've cut the sashing with over-wide seam allowances, which I've pressed down on one side only.  I hand stitch the pressed side down, then turn and hand stitch the other side, coping with any irregularities as I go.  The vertical sashing is ready to be stitched, and I've chosen this fussy cut border print for the outer border.  I can see the end in sight!

8 comments:

Suztats said...

It's coming along beautifully. Had you not mentioned the fix, I wouldn't have noticed, just thinking the added shapes were part of the original blocks. I don't understand it, but I've had to do some fixes of my own..... ;-D

AGD said...

Your quilt is really beautifull... I love it and it inspire me a lot...

beth said...

Fixing is part of the adventure! I love the bird theme you have here and the border print is perfect.

Rian said...

It looks fantastic Barbara!

Anonymous said...

Barbara, you really have a way with color! And design . . . and technique . . . and dimensions, and everything. You have made a crazy quilt that is restful to my eyes. I love to look at it and I look forward to seeing it finished, too!
Your big fan,
Lindsay

Allison Aller said...

I truly love this, Barbara! The woven interfacing grid is such a great idea too. Lovely work...

quiltmom said...

You do such beautiful handwork Barbars- love all the stitchery and the bits of embroidery, beads and lace. It will be a gorgeous piece.
Happy creating,
Regards,
Anna

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Barbara, your blocks look amazing together. I just love all the color. The sashing and border you have chosen enhances it even more. I've enjoyed each of your blocks throughout 2012, but seeing them together is even better!