29.5 Weaving UFOJanuary 19, 2013
I have hidden this quilt in the back of other posts, but when I was thinking of a “quilt that was in the piecing stage” to take to my friends the other day, I grabbed this bag for my weave quilt.
I eventually will call this quilt something else I think.
I made the center of the quilt way back at a retreat 2 years ago. Bought the fabrics for the borders, but then realized I didn’t want to deal with the borders as plain.
I wanted pieced borders.
And so now I have been working on the pieced borders for this very simple quilt top.
The top, you may have seen before:
And I had the whole thing labeled ready to assemble later.
And this is the stage the center is still in, but I had a dream ….
… a dream where the weave pattern of the center would be friends with the weave pattern of the border.
A dream where the borders were not made, but especially created. By me.
I had several options, but I played with the idea of the bright yellow accent doing the weaving.
So I created this block (EQ first, then real life)
And this block requires paper piecing, so I worked on paper piecing the block in sections once I figured out how.
And although I tried and tried to line things up, I did not do a super fantatstic job at making sure all the yellow pieces were even the same width.
So I had my PLAN B for this quilt – Bias Bars
The one on the left.
And this works much better.
So now I’ve made 5 more-almost 6 more.
To complete the pattern I have created, I’ll need a total of 38 blocks. Of which I have 6. Maybe I can opt to weave the sides only, or the top & bottom only, and do a straight chevron for the other sides.
Depends on what I have available.
The block wouldn’t be so bad now that I am organized, except for all the trimming up at each sub cut stage.
Well off to work on it a tiny bit more before going to bed for the evening. If I get my act together I maybe can think about a tutorial for a weave border. Maybe.