Sunday, August 21, 2016

Making Progress

No Ripping Required!

When I last left you I was pondering how to handle a shortage of the brown chain fabric in Trellis Garden.

Trellis Garden in progress
One solution was to make the quilt two rows shorter, but that would have left me with 5 orphan blocks. And the last thing I need in my quilt room is more orphans!

A second option was to look for a similar replacement fabric in my stash. Buying something that would match the very old repro fabric I had used was simply not part of the equation. Well, good news --I found something!

Original fabric on the bottom
Even though this quilt is intended for my give-away queue, I didn't want it to look like "Oops, I ran out of fabric." I needed a plan and early Saturday morning that plan came to me! I would put the new fabric in the outside round of chain logs in just the outermost chain blocks. This would allow me to transition to an even darker brown fabric for the half-chain blocks in the border.

Last log with new fabric goes here
It looked like some ripping would be required until I realized that several blocks, still under construction, did not have the last log stitched on yet. With a simple relocation of the completed blocks to the center, I was able to redistribute the unfinished blocks to the outside edge.

Take a look at Trellis Garden as of Saturday afternoon ...

No ripping required!

Missing blocks have been made and I am now ready to sew the last logs on the outside chain blocks and then it will be ready for assembly at retreat tomorrow.

Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.


  1. Woohoo!!! I knew you could do it! It's going to be wonderful!
    (And no leftovers!)

  2. Hurray for no ripping! Your quilt is looking great. Nice save to deal with the fabric shortage and thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

  3. I love it when a plan comes together! That is going to be one sharp quilt. Have fun at your retreat!

  4. Ah the beauty of having a stash...those fabrics are great mates... and this is one stunning quilt! I love the colors and in looking at the blocks, am I correct that these are 4 patch posey blocks with a connector corner on the outside edge? I love how they look like hexagons and that fabric is a wonderful print for this concept... very very pretty!

  5. That couldn't have worked out any better!!! And any solution that means no ripping is a winner in my book LOL!!!!

  6. Catching up with bloggers today -- I like your design solution! Pretty colorway, too.

  7. Congrats on finding a great solution. It's going to be a very pretty quilt.


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