Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Digging Through

There is something to be said for trying a little of everything through the years... 
Marsel brought me a bolt of this heavy woven fabric.  I knew it would make great rugs but I would need to bind it.  I dove into the old woolen rugs bin and I found the rug binding!  It worked very easily to bind it and get it in place!  I made two rugs and still have enough fabric to make some more cool things!
I added the extra borders to this little clamshell top so I could square it up.   Once I finished the top it wasn't square-each side was its own measurement!  Not good.   Too many bias sides, I figured.  The best way to hide the discrepancies is to extend the border and then when you square it up, the slight variation won't show!  Nice fix.   Now I am ready to add some color! 
I ran into a problem with this hexagon quilt...I ran out of the sage green triangle fabric!  I was so sure I had counted them out and had it down to the exact number.  I was wrong!  I am not sure what will happen now.  If I had realize I wasn't going to have enough, I would have blended the odd ones throughout the quilt, now they will all fall at the last row and a half.  Not good.  I will bench it until I can go to JoAnns Fabric to see what is available.

4 comments:

  1. The Clamshells finish is really beautiful. Nice Work

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  2. Oh, no....running out of material is nothing new to me. I do it all the time. It certainly makes you think outside the box.

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  3. This post was going so nicely until the dud at the end -- grr!

    The new rug is so pretty and plays so nicely with the pool deck and pool blues just like we pictured, and the clamshell quilt just sings with that border!

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  4. This post was going so nicely until the dud at the end -- grr!

    The new rug is so pretty and plays so nicely with the pool deck and pool blues just like we pictured, and the clamshell quilt just sings with that border!

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