Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Coddling a Quilt

I know several readers said you liked the red sashing but I finally decided that the stripes I thought I would use were just too busy.  I searched for other reds  but didn't find fabric I like enough to use.

I chose brown sashing with red/rust corner stones.  I like it, I love it, I don't like it, I'm not sure.  But then it's still a work in progress.

I've had to coddle this quilt to as I sew it.  I stitched the first two rows together, then had to rip, repin, and stitch again.  Even with pins the fabric shifted but I finally managed to get the seams sewn evenly.  I laid the first two rows on the floor.  They were wavy.  I realized that hand appliqueing had caused the accurately-cut 10 1/2" blocks to shift and stretch a little.  I didn't want to recut them because I assume that they will nestle back to their rightful shape with a little coaxing and pressing (coddling!).  I have one more row of stars and the top row of sashing to sew and then it will be finished -- at least finished enough to claim it as a finish for my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March.

And here is my basket of (never-ending) light scraps with a few 4 1/2" blocks on the left.  I have enough of those to make 6 more blocks.  I haven't spent much time on them lately.  You can see the blocks these will become here.

Thanks to the ladies who host the following link-ups:
> WOW:  Cherry Delight! at Esther's Blog
> Let's Bee Social #118 at Sew Fresh Quilts
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework

Happy stitching to you!



  1. I like your choice of sashing and cornerstone! If you need to "rehome" this quilt, please send it to me!!! :D

  2. Great sashing on this quilt - and I still love, love, LOVE your pieced backgrounds! Just noticed that you're LDS too!

  3. Your comments made me smile as I read this... "sew, rip, repin, sew"... we've all been there! And, I think the brown sashing works well!

  4. I've never bought a quilt kit but I guess that's the only way to get a quilt to just 'happen'? Otherwise it's the process you've been sharing with sashing, cornerstones and the rest gradually emerging and evolving as the work progresses.Your quilt is coming together beautifully ☺


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