Moving Along …

March 24, 2010 at 11:44 pm 4 comments

So…here we are again.  Let’s get all these strips and bits together so that they actually look like something.  Above you can see the center strip.  It measures 12×3.  But, as with the whole approach to this quilt, exact measurements are not crucial and an extra quarter to half inch in any direction only adds to the improvisational look and great off-kilter feel.  Around this strip I’ve arranged some of the sub strips I made in the last post, in a way that looks good to me.

Here, I’ve pieced the strips together, and I’ll be sewing them to the center strip.

Ok, so that was easy!  And before I can put on the other two strips, those little straglers have to go.

Ahhh…that’s so much better.  Now we can proceed with the other two strips!

Still with me?!  I’ve sewed on the other two strips and things are beginning to come together.  Almost there…

Voila!  Here’s the inner block.  Tune in next time when we’ll add outer borders and talk about putting these blocks together!

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Next Steps Once again…so sorry for the delay!

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly  |  March 25, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Yay, this is going to be fun! What colour solid are you using in the middle, is it Kona Snow? I’ve got my HV fabric, I just need to get some coordinating solids and I’m ready to go. :-)

  • 2. littlebluecottage  |  March 25, 2010 at 7:02 am

    The color is Kona in Sand. It’s a very neutral, pale off-white.

  • 3. Ruth  |  March 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Regarding the solid – Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio did a writeup on the cog & wheel pattern from Denise Schmidt, and mentioned that the pattern specifies Kona Bone as the solid… Kathy said that it’s an exact match for the ivory color in the Hope Valley collection, so that might also be a good choice.

  • 4. Tina  |  March 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Ruth –

    Yes, I went back and forth on the bone vs. Sand and for me, the sand was the same tone, only slightly darker, which was pleasing to me. Bone, of course, is an excellent choice.

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