January 29, 2018

Mystery One Block Wonder

This year I joined the Murder Mystery Quilt 2018 club. You get the block pattern and finishing instructions plus the murder mystery story. I love the diamond fabric from Northcott Fabrics and am experimenting with different textures. Over the years I've learned a lot about using different textures in quilts from Bernadette when Traditional Pastimes was around and not to worry about lining up the textures. When cutting the diamonds on the diagonal I got lucky. It worked out so that they were going in one direction.

This one block wonder has been hanging on the design wall for a long time because it was boring. Something's missing.

I didn't want to go all out and add a lot of elaborate cubes. A nice surprise to see how  adding a minimum number of plain cubes changed the look.

The book recommends to press the seams open. When there are so many seams it's hard. Brain wave. Use The Roll, an old notion that's used in garment making. It looks like a sausage and works great because it's so easy to finger open the seams and press.

Next week the Space program details will be available. 
Until then,

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