Monday, April 17, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Scrappy piano key strips are on the design wall today. These are going to be borders for the scrap vortex quilt. I am piecing the scraps on wax paper to see if I like this technique. It's keeping the strip sets perfectly even and so far, I'm really liking it. A few more sections are needed to add to the quilt top, but right now it's the perfect mindless piecing job!
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17 comments:

  1. Please educate me! Why are you using waxed paper to keep the sections straight? I am unfamiliar with that technique!

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  2. Yes, I am curious about the wax paper as well. Love the strips, will make a really cute borders

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  3. Ooh, you just gave me an idea for something I'm working on! I'm doing a Cal King pineapple log cabin and the blocks are 17 3/4" finished. The way the math works out, I'd like to make it a little bigger but not so much to add another row of blocks, and I didn't want a border that would jump out and detract from the geometric impact of the pineapple blocks. But I will have tons of strips left over when the blocks are done, and maybe a piano key border would do the trick? Love your bright colors, by the way!

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  4. Great scrap piano key borders for the vortex quilt. I use paper from old telephone books, and it works fine.

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  6. I love the look of the piano key border, but I have never had the patience to make one. This is looking good. I'm guessing that with the use of the wax paper, not a lot of "pressing" takes place as you put this together.

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  7. I'm not familiar with the wax paper idea. Sounds interesting. I enjoy reading your blog every day.

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  8. I haven't used wax paper often for a foundation but, years ago, I did pick up a roll for paper from the tag end of a newspaper run at our local paper. Lightweight, cheap, and decent size to handle.

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  9. just finished a piano key border, lot of mindless sewing but looks great

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  10. Zowie...that is going to be one colorful quilt. What a fun way to use up all those scraps. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  11. Ooooo...love that scrappy border! Wonderful!!

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  12. Those borders are going to be perfect. Looking forward to seeing those all attached to the quilt.

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  13. very nice look forward to the progress on this one......xxx

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  14. What fun! They will make a great border.

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  15. Nice! I'm glad that technique is working for you. How do you do it? I'm really liking the colors you picked. Very happy scrappy!

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  16. Wax Paper is a new way to sew Piano Borders to me. Looks good for the Votex Quilt. Have fun!

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  17. Wow! I love them. They also make a cool coin quilt.

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