18 September 2017

making lemonade


I had a LOT of lemons so I needed to create some kind of happy ending. I invested time and money in making this gradated cloth. Some was so bad I over-dyed it. Now I needed some positive action

My lemons


I decided to make a rail fence so I cut one 45"square of fabric into 1.5" X 4.5" strips. I had a mountain. Next I tried to make bundles of four strips that had the same colors. I had so many pieces that were three perfect matches but a fourth was hard to conjure up. I sewed the strips together pair by pair, each two pairs making one block 4.5" by 4.5".




 Then I laid out the blocks in a pleasing pattern as best as I could.


I stacked each row and sewed them into strips then I sewed the strips together into one piece.


Now the big challenge is how to finish this into something useful.

6 comments:

  1. It's lovely. Such subtle color shifts. It's like magic!

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  2. Beautiful. Stamp some birds on it!

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  3. OMG! Love the philosophy that guided you, and the results too!

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    1. I have expanded this and will be quilting it today as a much larger lap quilt for charity (PuppyLoveME) where I found Owen and Niki. Photos in an upcoming blog post.

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