Friday, July 1, 2011

The Last Two Rows

The first three rows I constructed for this child's quilt looked like this on my design wall:

I decided to move things around a bit and see how I liked it.

I think that's an improvement! Two more rows to go...

I made a Cotton Reels block - not a hard block but I'd never made one before oddly enough. There were some more little four patch units availalbe so I used them and a few compensating strips to bring that row up to size, width-wise.


I wanted the final row to mimic what is now the top row so I looked for some panels and prints I could fussy cut.

I think those green bats between the trick or treaters glow in the dark. ;- ) There was just one problem.

When I went to sew the rows together (with 1" sashing strips) I discovered that the bottom two rows were wider than the rest of the quilt. {sigh} I'll show you how I resolved that in the next post. (The sharp-eyed among you may notice that I tried to even things out with a strip of black on the row above. It didn't work.)

2 comments:

June D said...

What fun - where ever the quilt ends up, it will be appreciated. Glad I clicked to see your blog again. : )
June

Sharon said...

This just keeps getting better and better! Thanks for sharing your process - I'm enjoying it!