Monday, June 2, 2014
SEA GLASS REVISITED-- BORDER AAUDITIONS
Remember my Sea Glass flimsy?? I am auditioning borders on my dining table for it.
I had these two pretty colored solids--I never seem to use solids and with that busy-ness in my blocks, I thought a couple of plain colored borders might set it off and quiet it down at the same time. What do you think of these colors?
I also tried these, but didn't like them quite as much:
a sandy brownish and a brighter aqua....am still debating....
I set up my machine with a table on the left side and our card table in behind to allow me to sew without the darn thing falling on the floor every two seconds!
I also put my 1/4" footsie on and tried a few little seams S L O W L Y! It seems okay--I think when I get sewing I go way too fast and with my poor eyesight my seams wobble and are not a"True" 1/4". You'd think after SO many years of sewing I'd have been able to master the 1/4" seam allowance. I am awfully "lame" that way.
At any rate, I am back in sewing mode: my own lap quilt is wearing really thin and this Sea Glass will be for me!1
I have more strip pieced blocks (27) in really dark colored prints for the back which have yet to be sewn together--I just rotary-ed (is that a word??) them into 8"--they were all askew--that darn ol' 1/4" strikes again....
I will post how I put them together next...hugs to you all and thanks for staying with me on my various forays into scrapbooking and crocheting....
hugs Julierose, La Blageuse