Friday, February 24, 2017

Still Halfway Through

But it's a different halfway....if that makes sense. I didn't get much of a chance to sew this week but I was able to cut the setting squares and the triangles.  That was a bigger job than it sounds.  The linen that I'm using stretches and shrinks with ironing and handling .  I'd cut a straight edge, turn it around and my straight edge would have waves in it.  Starching didn't help at all.  I'm so glad that I'm using this for a quilt rather than apparel. I have visions of stretched out necklines and shoulder seams.  It's an apparel quality linen and I've bought it before in other colors and not had these problems.  I know that dyes can make a big difference in the hand of a fabric and since this color is called natural, I'm wondering if this is the reason.

I cut the pieces slightly larger than required and will trim after sewing....just want to make sure that nothing shrinks back in the wrong spots!  I also got HST's made in orange, turqoise, gold and green. I really like the eight at a time method, especially with this fabric and they are easy to trim down with my HST ruler. Hopefully, over the weekend I can have the top finished.

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  1. Beautiful blocks. You are brave to use different fabric, not cotton.

  2. I hate when a fabric turns out to be very difficult to work with. Despite the difficulty, it looks absolutely beautiful. I'm sure it will be a beautiful quilt, and even if there is a bit of stretch here and there, no one but you will notice!

    1. thank you...I do love the texture difference and am hoping that quilting will control the stretch once it's finished...
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