I struggled with the black fabric, could not see it to sew. And though I tried so hard to make perfect, easy, effortless 1" squares----again, a struggle and a fail. They don't match, they are crooked, they buckle or strain?
Why my piecing is getting so much worse is a mystery. [Yes I got new glasses recently, did not help.] The squares look good here at the start....
And even here, though you can see the fabric is fraying.
But then. Ugh. Horrors.
And I just could not use the sixth color, sight unseen---I stuck with the simple Amish black.
In the end I simplified the border. I almost discarded the project entirely, but kept reminding myself about another sewalong, I call it Peace and Plenty [Cascadia]. It also featured many 1" squares and is very badly pieced. And yet....once finished and quilted, it is a beloved favorite of mine.
And so...a simpler border and it is done.
I do like it from a distance. Maybe once quilted I'll even love it!
The colors work and the shapes do form. Magic! [Lori is a talented designer.]
I have no clue what the backing should be. Amish would be feedsack or muslin, hmmm. Maybe I have a feedsack? This morning I auditioned binding too.
The eliminated 6th color Green. Yikes!
A soft blue tinged violet?
The turquoise from the pieced blocks?
It will be quilted in black, simple cross hatching or may be allover cables. Not soon.
I neglected Year to work on A Amish. Here is the October block, just begun. The witch is printedf on the fabric of the moon. Kitty is black velvet.
I love it! And I'm glad this month's block is simple. This is closer to the real color, below.
Today, my friends' back steps. Wouldn't this make a beautiful color inspiration for a quilt!
Have a good week.
gone to the beach....
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