Salvaging the Draft
Thanks to the recent reorganization by Blogger, I've discovered a few posts still in the "draft" stage that apparently never got published. So here's a moldie-oldie from October 2013.
I'm new at this blogging thing. Today I will attempt two new things: inserting photos and linking to another blog. So here goes ..... Wow, the photo part was easy!
This is what was on my design wall this morning. I call it Sand and Surf because it reminds me of the beach colors DH and I saw on our Caribbean Cruise last February. The pattern is "Bob and Weave" by Colleen Wise. I started this in a class with her at Tennessee QuiltFest this past July. The hardest part was selecting my fabrics. (Isn't that often the way?) I had planned to use a true black as the "background," but it was too dominant. I found the perfect brown/black at Somewhere Sewing in Millersburg, OH (formerly of Johnson City, TN) in August and finished the top soon after that.
This is the fabric I want to use on the back, but it's not long enough. I want to try John Flynn's diagonal technique, but I'm not quite sure how to make it work. Anybody out there tried it? You can find it on his website http://flynnquilt.danemcoweb.com/ under free lessons. Overall the diagonal seam makes a lot of sense because it reduces bulk when rolled onto a longarm frame.
One thing John says is to simply cut the fabric on the diagonal and insert a strip. I guess that will be my fallback if I can't figure out the formula.
Now I will try linking to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. Fingers crossed.
Libby in TN