Wednesday, September 14, 2011
WIP Wednesday - Tuesday Morning Quilt
Tuesday Morning had these gorgeous striped cotton napkins and I fell in love with the bright fall colors. Naturally, I thought...quilt! Like maybe for a picnic. So I bought all they had, intending to just stitch them together maybe turning the stripes in different directions which would have been quite all right and I would've had a finished quilt weeks ago without all the mess-ups. But then I thought about cutting them up and sewing them back together like the mitered square quilts I've seen made from striped fabric. Course that didn't quite work out. Plus there were all the placement errors and cutting oopses that led to fewer useable napkins. The cutting mistakes wound up as part of the backing and I left the rest alone.
The fabric is a heavier texture than quilting cotton, but still very workable. It's kinda stretchy, but I always starch a good bit, so that wasn't a problem during piecing or the quilting, which is just straight line, in the ditch and about 3/8 inch either side of the seams. I'm wondering if I should add more quilting? Probably not. I don't want to devote any more time to this little experiment gone wrong!
Even with the mistakes and problems, I still like this little quilt because of the happy colors. I'm sewing the binding on now and linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.