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Progress on Sea and Shore [Aug. 1st, 2011|04:01 pm]
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Much progress on Sea and Shore, with much recourse to the seam ripper. Moreso than usual, which is probably due to the fact that the blocks are set every-which-way, and the fact that there’s no sashing on the outer edge of the central block set. So the last row of six? Which got sashing on the bottom all the way across before I looked at the remaining sashing strips and said “hmm, that doesn’t look like enough to finish”? Got taken apart and fixed. I thought about swapping the blocks in rows 4 and 5 (not yet sashed at that point) but between the pesky orientation issues and the fact that I had these blocks right where I wanted them and didn’t want to change, just picked up the little scissors and snip-snip-snipped.

All the blocks are sashed and sewn in rows, and two of the six rows have been sewn together; four more seams will make a center. The border blocks are largely framed with setting triangles (six more to set) and need to be laid out in sets of eight and ten to make pleasing borders. After that, it’s just a matter of measuring and cutting the blocks to finish the pieced border, while crossing my fingers that there will be enough background fabric left (maybe, maybe, I hope so) for a final narrow border. Almost done, all in all.

It would be further along but I got lured away from the main project by my leader ender project, because it was going to be so fast to finish. That’s the nine-patch just visible at the top of the photo. That will be a bureau scarf, once it’s quilted.

Everyone's a critic: Mister Guy looking at my border with a jaundiced eye.

See what everyone else is up to at Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Monday!

[User Picture]From: aramintamd
2011-08-02 02:20 am (UTC)
Very pretty, esp. the color choices, but my eye wants to make a pattern that's not actually there. Or maybe it is and I'm missing something.
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2011-08-02 11:50 am (UTC)
A pattern that's not really there? How so? It's interesting you should say so, this design has a lot of secondary patterns, that's why the blocks are set every which way. You can't tell too much from just two rows, which may be why you think you're missing something.

I thought I had posted the layout pattern I am using, but evidently not. It's in my photo gallery (hopefully this link will work): http://pics.livejournal.com/catlinye_maker/pic/0004b0qy/g12 You can see some of the secondary patterns in the grayscale layout.

Edited at 2011-08-02 11:59 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: aramintamd
2011-08-02 12:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see it now. Very cool!
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