Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Elm Street July OMG: Properly Aged

With the addition of three borders by the end of July, this top will be an Elm Street Quilts finish.
Yesterday afternoon, I pulled these blocks out of a cupboard in the sewing room and squared up the remaining 16.  I know why I left them to age for a few years.  They refused to square up so that the seams would match.  Additionally, I was having a terrible time getting a layout that pleased me, but the time had come to finish this quilt top.

The only seams that match reasonably are the large block intersections but with the lattice or love knot layout that emerged when I discovered that I sewed all of the strip sets with with light to dark repeat, precise intersections just weren't worth pursuing.  With a few twists and turns that didn't match the pattern designer's scrappy layout, I found one that satisfied me.  Now to find some batiks to complete the borders so the top is in the stack to be quilted.  Finished is better than perfect.


Patty said...

Looks good! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

From here it looks great. I like the colors. Restful and soothing.

Rhonda said...

What a feeling of satisfaction you'll have when you finally finish this project. No one will know about the seams not matching. It is a lovely quilt.