Let the scraps fly! That's what I decided for finishing the scrappy star quilt
, making over 200 flying geese units for the borders. I used the squares-on-squares piecing technique for constructing the flying geese from our scrap supply: 2.5"x2.5" squares sewn onto both sides of the dark center 4.5"x2.5" rectangle. However, I would not
recommend this approach -- many of the geese ended up wonky. Next time, I will use slightly larger little squares, and then trim the geese units after piecing. So, it was definitely a learning experience!
|Chain piecing flying geese.|
However, I was still able to schmooze my less-than-perfect geese together to utilize a majority of them for the borders. But because of the inaccuracies, getting a whole number of geese to fit each side of the quilt was problematic. So, I decided to "cheat" and use an asymmetrical border design with the geese, which would conveniently skirt this issue. I'm quite happy with the "finished-is-better-than-perfect" results:
|Scrappy Stars finished top.|
I lost a few geese points, but this quilt is so scrappy that I think these little boo-boos get somewhat camouflaged in all of the busyness.
There's a little bit of whimsy in the quilt: there is one fabric that appears only once!
This top has been added to the collection destined for eventual long-arm quilting service.
I love it! I like the solid fabric around two of the corners. I think it helps "contain" the quilt a bit. Only one duplicate fabric? So neat.ReplyDelete
yes....I understand that word "problematic". You handle it beautifully though.ReplyDelete
On to the next basket of scraps?
You are so creative! I'm constantly impressed.ReplyDelete