Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Moving Forward

It feels so good to say that! 

I pulled out all the fabrics from the red project to cut more parts, and made one last Dresden block. Now all 12 Dresdens are finished, for real now. This time I did not fussy cut the stripey print; the stripes run across the blades here instead of centered down the blade. No two of the Dresden blocks are alike.

And I'm making progress unstitching, re-pressing, and reassembling my Pickle Dish blocks. (story here) When I originally made these blocks and became confident of stitching the curves, I started using a smaller stitch length, about 1.8. So now as I'm unstitching four partial seams in each block, it's taking a lot of careful unpicking to remove those tiny stitches. But I'm making progress - 2/3 complete now, whoo-hoo!

So worth it, though - the seams are coming together nicely where the blocks intersect.

Slow and steady... This project doesn't have a deadline. I'm making it for me, for my own enjoyment. I'll get through this repair phase, and I'll be glad I took the time to fix the problem.

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  1. Slow and steady on both and great progress. Congratulations on finishing the last Dresden. 2/3rds complete on the pickle dish sounds like you have crested the hill! I like to carefully unpick my seams when I have to rip so that I have less mess to clean up from threads on the quilt top, and I bet it's helping to not distort your fabrics so that they come back together so nicely.

  2. It's always a bit frustrating to have to redo something, but I'm always glad I did. Hopefully you are almost finished with the repair work now.

  3. I love the way you are alternating your red Dresden blocks with the red/white postage stamp style blocks. I like your idea of snowballing the Dresden blocks too.

  4. Love the dresden! andyour pickle dish is really amazing!