Praise !

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Something new, perhaps?

I haven't run across the idea yet, but necessity IS the mother of invention, so I may be one of the first to piece a WONKY zigzag quilt.

The strips from Connecting Threads are RIDICULOUSLY WONKY ! 
I am terribly sorry, Janet, (or anyone else who took my prompt on Cyber Monday) if I caused you to order something that will cause you problems in your quilts..

On many of them, you can tell that they folded them selvage to selvage, which is great, but then they folded them again, before cutting strips.   I ALWAYS AVOID THIS, unless I have done a cut first to make sure that I have a true right angle lined up with the fold.  If not, you almost ALWAYS end up with elbows in your fabric strips......and that AIN'T good !  But that's what I've got here , big time.

So, I studied on it, and played around with the idea of just sewing two strips together the best I can, and then sub-cutting the two pieced 2 1/2 inch strips to get a 4 or 4 1/4 inch square.  I'll lose quite a bit of size on my top, since I should have been able to get 4 1/2 inch squares, but this way, I can turn the ruler just a bit, to work in a little wonkiness, and maybe wind up with something a bit unique.  

Most likely it'll barely be noticeable, as I'm doing color gradations, so the lines between color changes will be a bit blurred.   But it's nice to know that the imprecision caused by their sloppy cutting won't mess up my quilt !

3 comments:

  1. I think you need to call Connecting Threads, describe the problem, and offer to send them a picture. I'm pretty sure they'd offer to replace them.
    Probably had an inexperienced cutter.

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  2. You tell me if you take Dora's advice. I have yet to open my bundles up and look at them but I know I won't be happy if they are all wonky. I would never blame YOU for their cutting errors! Just because they are offering a great deal on their fabrics doesn't mean they should cut them incorrectly. :S

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  3. I only ordered one set of strips, the rest were fat quarters and charms. You had me worried though, so I opened them all up and they are just fine. I would contact Connecting Threads and let them know. (In any case, if I had a problem I'd never blame you, girl!)
    The quilt I'm finishing up for Sarah is made with their charm packs and I'm very happy with them:)

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