Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stressed Fabtic

This is a day I want to spend in my shop doing just what I have to do personally, Here the first of December is upon me and I am not finished with my Christmas Swap. Shame on me! But today is the day for that, and for working on my Paint Chip Challenge for Quilt Group. The colors I drew were two yellows and a pretty blue. Since I organized the challenge I guess I had better do something special and different, which I have started.

I just finished a quilt for a customer, which for me was somewhat of a challenge. She had taken a Jelly Roll Class from the County Extension Office. This was her first quilt, and so it is special to her. She finished the base of the quilt, put on one border, but needed someone to finish it, so she called on me. Well when I got the bag I though "No Big Deal". But and I have never seen this before, all the fabric had been purchased in lenghts of 2-3 yards. Then the Extension Lady had had them rip, yes tear it the lenght of fabric. Wow what a waste of good fabric. I honestly did not realize people did sashings and borders like that. Needless to say, the fabric suffered from the stress. anyway it is done and I will deliver it this morning, but I was surprised to say the least. Has anyone else done a quilt like that??


  1. CQ - that's a new one to me. I know of shops that tear the fabric instead of cutting it for you, but I've not torn the strips for a quilt that way. What a challenge that had to be for you to do your 'magic' on. I'm sure it looks wonderful. Break out a BIG Purple Bag -- you deserve it!

  2. I'm not a big fan of tearing fabric. It's just gotten too expensive to beat it up that way. One of the quilt shops I like tears. They give you an extra inch to make up for it thou. Seems like it would make it harder to piece too. Reminds me of the jelly rolls with the pinked edges - not crazy about them either - well I'm just picky aren't I?


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