18 September 2017

making lemonade

I had a LOT of lemons so I needed to create some kind of happy ending. I invested time and money in making this gradated cloth. Some was so bad I over-dyed it. Now I needed some positive action

My lemons

I decided to make a rail fence so I cut one 45"square of fabric into 1.5" X 4.5" strips. I had a mountain. Next I tried to make bundles of four strips that had the same colors. I had so many pieces that were three perfect matches but a fourth was hard to conjure up. I sewed the strips together pair by pair, each two pairs making one block 4.5" by 4.5".

 Then I laid out the blocks in a pleasing pattern as best as I could.

I stacked each row and sewed them into strips then I sewed the strips together into one piece.

Now the big challenge is how to finish this into something useful.


  1. It's lovely. Such subtle color shifts. It's like magic!

  2. Beautiful. Stamp some birds on it!

  3. OMG! Love the philosophy that guided you, and the results too!

    1. I have expanded this and will be quilting it today as a much larger lap quilt for charity (PuppyLoveME) where I found Owen and Niki. Photos in an upcoming blog post.


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