Monday, July 11, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Progress is being made already with my July UFO, which is a quilt-as-you-go project. This is a close up photo of the problem that each block join resulted in. The sashing lines did not match up at all. 
Here is the solution that my friends came up with. They suggested to applique a square of brown fabric on top of the offending mismatch. And so I did and I like it much more now. If you don't like the way the seams join, cover it up! Brilliant!


Here's the quilt on the design wall. The sashing looks a little wobbly, but it's not terrible. I can live with that.

So now the next step is to measure, cut and machine quilt some border pieces to make the quilt a bit larger.
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17 comments:

tubakk said...

A good idea! Lovely colours you've chosen for this project.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your friends have great ideas! This is coming along nicely!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That IS brilliant, looking good!

Teresa in Music City said...

Well, yes, I'd say it's pretty darn brilliant! I have a quilt that happened to. I tried to ignore it and quilt it anyway, but halfway through I decided I just couldn't live with it, and now I'm spending hours tearing out the quilting! Love that you've got this one going forward instead of backward LOL!!!

Mia is mine said...

I pinned this fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing!

Deanna W said...

Great idea to cover some offending parts!!

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

Wonderful idea. I might use it in the future.

Mary said...

Good idea! Happy slow Stitching to get done this month. and borders will go fast. Will you add them with batting inside like QAYG?

Janet O. said...

Very clever solution. Love the subtle colors of this quilt.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your small fix works great.

Raewyn said...

Great idea and solution! A lovely quilt.

Rachel said...

Great idea! I'm planning to try the applique method to fix a piece of my own. Yours turned out lovely!

Julierose said...

I hate matching (or vainly trying to lol) sashings...it never ever works for me...you did a great job of rescuing this one hugs, Julierose

Janice Holton said...

Brilliant! So comforting to know we aren't alone with the matching seams struggle.

Nana said...

I love the quilt, colors and nifty way to make mistakes beautiful. Great job!!

Kate said...

A wonderfully simple solution to your problem. Beautifully done. I love the color palette.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous quilt and a great idea to do the appliqué!