Thursday, January 26, 2012

Angst and Loose Ends

Angst and loose ends equals my liberated cross quilt. It has as many loose ends as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy! I remade a lot of edge blocks so that it would come closer to squaring up and then struggled with the backing. There is a shortage of you tube videos on cutting, removing the selvage, and sewing long straight seams. Yesterday I got a great in store tutorial from the manager of Bernina in Richmond. Too late for the cross quilt but I think I will try it today on a smaller scale with my flock of triangles quilt. The fabric is on spin cycle right now. I may have bought some fabric for a Malka Dubrawsky project that I will try not to begin until I complete something. But beginning is so much better than struggling with all the things I don't know how to do. I am really great at buying fabric. Should't I stick with the positives?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I returned to Lollyquiltz' liberated cross quilt today . I definitely had a plan in November but one month, one flying triangle quilt, and one holiday season later, I have no idea how to join these rows! I think Carla of Lollyquiltz wrote that your narrowest row would end up as the final width. Rossie alternated sewing from the left and from the right to end up with a balanced quilt. Rossie did a lot of squaring up too, not my strong suit.

I think I'll settle as Buddha did on the Middle Path to Liberation. The Middle Path and lightening up on my goldilocksing may lead me to complete the liberated cross quilt top.