Monday, June 5, 2017

Slow Progress....

I started this version of Melissa Corry's Playing the Scales quilt several weeks ago as an attempt to use the ancient blue stash.  Got it cut and then it sat.
These are the strips, finally sewn into the groups of two. I decided that this time around, I'd just sew all strips into two's and then rearrange for a better color/pattern distribution.  It's difficult to work with no floor space left and this quilt  is too large to lay out completely without moving furniture around.  My cat left this alone until I ironed the strips and then decided that she only wanted to sleep on ironed fabric!

Another view
I have 11 more strips to lay out and sew together. I'm looking to finish by the end of the week.  It really is a fast quilt to do unless  you are a fiddler like me.  I can sit and stare at it. move one strip, then another and so on.....

Linking up with Oh Scrap and Em's Scrapbag


  1. I hear you...I like to sit or stand back and admire my work. Some quilters can just sew and get it done and onto the next project. I prefer the slower pace and enjoy the journey. Very nice and I recognize a few prints as I have them in my older stash too!!

  2. Oh yes, move a strip or block until whatever perfection we see in our minds shows up on the floor/design wall/bed. Try looking at a photo or two -- sometimes you see things differently then.

  3. What a fun scrappy design! I admit, I am one of those that moves just a few pieces then stitches it up. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  4. I made this quilt last year, it was fast for me but I didn't worry about where the fabrics went as long as the colours were in the right order :) Mine was brown/blue. Love your blue and white version, but I have so few neutrals now....

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