Monday, March 15, 2010

Design Wall Monday - March 15, 2010

The first picture is of the fabrics I am using for a Terry Atkinson (of Yellow Brick Road fame) pattern available free online called Neutral Territory.

The stripes in the pattern are formed by sewing 2 inch strips in sets of 5.  My strip sets are already pieced, but I have a problem.  Apparently, my 1/4 inch seam was too scant when piecing the strips, so my strip sets finish at 8.5 instead of 8 inches. They are supposed to be 8 x 8 before they are pieced to the other strip sets.   I'm trying to decide how to adjust the pattern so it will come out even.  

These are my sewn together strips laying on top of the border fabric.  The one on the right has been cut to 8 inches.  The rest of the sets are folded to approximate the 8.5 inches they would be if I cut them square.  I love the red/black batik and really need to push myself to work on this.

Don't forget to visit Judy L's blog to see some interesting design walls.


  1. Unless the whole design will be off, just continue with all the blocks at 8.5 I would leave it and not worry too much. Yours will just be a bit larger.


  2. Jilly is right. That's the Mary Ellen Hopkins approach. Make your pieced blocks first, measure, then cut the rest to match what you pieced.

  3. Black, white and red is such a lovely colour combo! This is going to look fab when it's done :)


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