Friday, October 21, 2011

Time flies even when you're Not having fun

Whoa - it was way back almost exactly two months ago that I started this sashing?!  I can't believe I made it sit and wait for so long.  Benefits of a blog I guess, you know how long LONG actually is.

Part of the two month ignore has to do with my little experiment not working, though.

sashing experiment....

When I sew things end-to-end like a long line of sashing and cornerstones, I tend to drift.  So the finished product wouldn't line up with the edge of a long ruler, it would drift off at like a 15deg angle.  No matter how hard I try.  Not sure what the deal is there.  So I thought I could perhaps make a big block of 8"wide grey/3"wide pattern/8"wide grey.....then just cut my 3" wide strips from the big final piece.

But, I drifted.  And even though I made them longer to account for such drift, it was still off enough at each end that I had to resew a couple to get enough sashing strips!  Bah.  And then I had to ease them all in anyway because I was a tad off between the sashing and the rows of blocks.

evil sashing

So I continue my hate of sashing and borders.  For sure my least favorite part of quilting.

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7 comments:

Kiera said...

For me it's the binidng part that I hate! Your quilt looks great though!

Goddess in Progress said...

Ugh, I hate sashing, too. I was just working on some this afternoon. This one, thankfully, did not have cornerstones to match up. It's so nice in theory, but actually doing it sucks!

Katie B. said...

I'm with you! Sashing is my nemesis.

emedoodle said...

Ah! I hate complex sashing... I only like the sort of sashing that adds more inches to the outside of the quilt... making WIP's big enough to call real quilts. :)

Leslie said...

sashing is my enemy!

euphoria said...

yeah, I'm not bing on sashing either... but my least favorite is sewing the binding on... I do like finishing the binding by hand, but sewing it on to the quilt top just bothers me for some reason.
Your quilt is looking good!

leigh said...

I feel exactly the same way about sashing and borders. There's got to be some trick we don't know about . . .