Friday, October 16, 2015

Selvedge String Quilt Resewn

The Selvedge String quilt is back together. Although most people won't notice any difference, I like it better.
Selvedge String quilt, resewn final seam
Here's what it looked like the first time. The lighting is better in this photo but the long selvedge from side to side bothered me. That's what I removed.

Selvedge String quilt, before resewing.
Because I added fillers, there are still places where they point in opposite directions when they meet, but it no longer feels like opening a book.

Selvedge String quilt, detail of final seam
Border next.

Enjoy the day,



18 comments:

  1. Nuances are important. Your Selvedge String quilt is terrific. It is making my old grey cells kick into gear with ideas!

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    1. Yes, they are. Thanks, Karee. I hope to see your ideas come to fruition soon. My old grey cells need the kick.

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  2. Yes, I prefer that too, and it is interesting to consider why. Once I saw that line, it became the only thing I could see, and I stopped looking at the rest of the quilt. Now the design has a lot more "flow." Looking good!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. You're right. That line is subtle but really bothered me once I noticed it. I now believe it's because it was the only one that went the entire width of the quilt. That made it a sashing and one single sashing looks weird.

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  3. amazing the effect that changing a little detail can make. This is so graphic, the whole is more than a sum of parts. The whole is a statement. LeeAnna

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    1. Thanks, LeeAnna. I agree. More is better with this design.

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  4. I can see the improvement, even though the change is a small one - everything flows better now, so worth the effort to unpick. I like the way the filler strips work in this too.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. It's a simple idea but has been interesting to work out.

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  5. Good choice, the flow is better and that makes a difference.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. I agree. It felt silly to remove such a narrow strip but it has made a big difference.

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  6. The reworked version is very cool! I like your setting--from a distance the rectangles look like one piece of fabric. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. It was worth reworking.

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  7. Good call Ann! Your eye doesn't get 'stuck' at the crossing anymore and I really like the way that enables the diagonal rhythm to come into play. Borders next? Oh can't wait to see what you do with those!

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    1. Thanks, Stephie. That's what happened. The former strip acted like a dam, stopping all movement. This is better.

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  8. It's actually very noticeable. And you made a good call... more cohesive now. Cant wait to see it quilted.

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I'm glad you noticed the issue. Sometimes only the maker can tell but this was bothering me more every day.

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  9. You've definitely made the quilt even better now Ann! My eyes travel all around the quilt with nothing to stop the easy movement. Really great work! The fillers and the squares add excitement and anchor all the selvage strips beautifully!

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    1. Thanks for the affirmation, Lara.

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