Friday, July 10, 2020
Cheddarback Is a Top
I finished putting together the Cheddarback blocks months ago but had trouble getting decent photos. These aren't that great but they'll have to do for now. (The one above was taken in front of a window with the curtains drawn and the one below was taken on a bed.)
This Cheddarback sew-along, hosted by Gay of Sentimental Stitches, took up a chunk of time every month for about 15 months. I loved this sew-along particularity because it was not a mystery. I knew up front what the finished quilt would look like (if I chose to copy the blocks as closely as I could). What I didn't know at the beginning was how very challenging some of the blocks would be.
The hardest challenges were the y-seams and paper piecing, neither of which I'll do again unless absolutely necessary. The creator of Cheddarback used lots of pinks, blues and reds, a little brown, some black, and occasional greys/browns. She also used plenty of stripes and clothing fabric, sometimes including the seams in the clothing. She must have been frugal. I really enjoyed trying to find similar fabrics to those used in the original blocks.
I posted about every set of blocks. This link takes you to all of them (not each of them individually). But if you want to see details about individual blocks, there's a search box to the right where you can type "Cheddarback Block" + the number (as in Cheddarback Block 18) to see a particular block and my comments about it. They were given to us in sets of 5 so search for Block 1 will get you Blocks 1-5; searching for Block 6 will get you 6-10; etc.
I don't know when I'll begin quilting this top but I'm looking forward to that challenge, too.
Thanks so much to Gay Bomers for creating this sew-along.
I'm linking this post to
> Finished Friday at Alycia Quilts
> Brag About Your Beauties at from bolt to beauty
> Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More
> Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
> Off the Wall Friday at Nina Marie's blog
Thank you for hosting, ladies.