I am a rather free form quilter and knitter. I have learned to make a swatch and get as close as I can to pattern gauge when knitting a sweater. And generally, I don’t really worry if my seam allowance is not spot on for my quilt blocks. But I know that gauge is to knitting as a quarter inch seam allowance is to quilting. Sometimes you can fudge a bit but not if you want to hold on to the points of your triangles.
On Monday morning, I read the guidelines for the first border for the Stay@Home round robin quilts. It felt pretty straight forward so I headed to the sewing table to start cutting. But first I re-measured my center block and found that I was a slight, maybe 1/16” off. Ugh. That was going to make this next border a bit tricky. So I pulled out my seam ripper and did some restitching to end up with the 9” block I had set out to make. I still needed to do a bit of math but it was much easier. I am really loving the fabric collection by Carrie Bloomston.
As I was tidying up my sewing space, I came across a few more quilts that feature pink.
And finally, this happened in 2016!
Isn’t it funny the way you slide in and out of colors and memories?