As I was sewing this latest piece, Monochrome with Color, the words of every quilt judge I have ever been within earshot of, rang through my head. “Straight lines must be straight.”
With ruler in hand every step of the way, I measured, pinned and sewed. Knowing of the unpredictability of fabric to remain absolutely square and accurate, especially the slippery gray satin, I paper-pieced the entire quilt using 1 inch graph paper as my foundation. Time consuming? Yes. Accurate? Yes. Perfect? No, but neither is life.
The letters were attached by hand with clear mono-filament thread to complete the piece which will be part of a challenge entitled “black/white/gray with a touch of color.”
One good side effect of all this sewing straight lines to absolute perfection is an end to my procrastination. I finally called my eye doctor and had a long overdue eye examination. New glasses are in order.
My next project will be something loose and free and swirling with nary a straight line in sight.