Friday, December 15, 2017

New Project in the Works

Another quilt idea is bouncing around in my head, and is slowly coming into reality.

block sneak peek

This is just a little bit, 'cause I'm still not sure if it will be what I envision. Though the Electric Quilt software is fantastic for designing quilts, it's one thing to see the quilts on the computer, and quite another when they're in fabric.

That's because design, fabric choices, size, and placement all go into the making of a quilt, sometimes with great success, and other times, not.

So far, this quilt has challenged me with the main block. Attempting to get the point out of the seam allowance took four scrap fabric practice blocks. 

The points are either too close, or too far from the edge.

point at edge
Too Close

       point too far away from the seam allowance in attempt 1
Too Far - attempt 1


point too far away from the seam allowance in attempt 2
Too Far - attempt 2

Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this one is just right!

point one-fourth inch from seam allowance
Just Right!
To get 'Just Right', I tried marking the center of the strip,

marking strip center point

then lined it up with the edge I was stitching it to.

matching center point with edge

And amazingly, it worked, giving me that 1/4" seam allowance from the point. Is that luck or what???

quarter inch seam allowance from point

Now that I have the magical placement technique, making this block is simple and the rest of the quilt can proceed - I'm back to sewing and creating this vision!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Success!! I have that light gray background and haven't used it but really like it. Sooooo I am really looking forward to seeing what you are doing!

  2. Now you have me curious as to what this new creation will be. Glad you were able to find the just right fabric placement. Nothing can drive you more crazy than being so close, yet so far away.

  3. Hi Susan,
    I don't have a single guess as to what you're sewing, but I sure do like the colors and fabrics! I look forward to the reveal coming real soon. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. That is so frustrating, but glad that you finally found the sweet spot.


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