|My flimsy from Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long has borders now. I can't say it's a favorite, as it doesn't satisfy my gypsy soul. My colors are drab and my answer to the empty spaces was embroideries, and one is too dark and one is too light. The mystery was designed to be followed up by a quilting class, but it looked to be geared for longarms and since I don't have one I thought I'd try this. It still has to be quilted, which as I've said before even my meandering seems to improve things, so I still have hope. Evidently the tan fabric should have been all turned the same direction to avoid the shadings, but it doesn't show so much in person. As the saying goes, done is better than perfect, so I hope to get it done soon.|
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
|Note to self **Read Directions**. I didn't and so had about 2 hours of ripping to do. It said to trim the block and I had a gap but thought I'd fudge. Wrong idea, too big to fudge. Anyway, glad that I'm still able to learn lessons, lol. Step 4 of Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long done.|
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|I have my back and binding ready for Cecilia's quilt and I still need to piece batting, but I saw Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long on Craftsy and decided that I would do it if I could find fabric in my stash. I had to use blue for her red and red for her blue, and tan instead of white (it looks kind of apricot in the picture, but it is tan), and my blue is more red than blue, so my mystery will be a double mystery of will it be a complete blah or a soothing wonder. I was happy with my Borgasmord in the end, so I was ready to take the gamble. |
I got a little cocky with my cutting since I saw the tip about the shelf lining and cut my strips with the fabric folded twice instead of once. Not a good idea to be too careless, as I got some wavies in my strips for the first time in a long long time. I still love the shelf paper though, it was my error.
For a while it seemed like I needed a break from purple, and now I'm starting to feel that way about red, yes after this one I'll need a definite break from red.