It was a good start earlier in the week when I completed stitching the final two Soul Searching blocks. These stitched up nicely in dark purple and aqua.
Last two Soul Searching blocks
Then I laid my twelve big blocks on the bed, arranging them this way and that, and stitched them all together. Hurray – a finish, or so I thought. I mentioned previously that I had decided to stitch twelve blocks instead of the nine in the pattern. Why? Because I thought I knew better. But three blocks across by four blocks down didn’t really work and was much too long, with the bottom row almost hanging on the floor. So upsetting, but there was no use continuing on. After I had recovered, it was onto Plan B, and out came the unpicker. Now that’s a job I dislike.
Unpicking – don’t you hate it?
With the blocks pressed I rearranged them again. Then the top was soon reassembled and I stood back to have another reassessment. That’s better, although the jury is still out on whether to add a multi-coloured border or not. Perhaps – perhaps not - any ideas?
I definitely prefer the contrast with stronger colours and have used dark grey, dark pink, black, red, forest green, dark blue, purple, burgundy, and aqua blue in the blocks. The paler blocks have been removed and will become part of the backing.
Pale blue, pink and lilac blocks will go on the back of the quilt
It’s always a good feeling to get a top done, the next step will be to sew up a backing, but I’ll need to purchase more fabric for that.
Quick outdoors photo in the rain