I did not include a photo of the Janome 3000, as it looks just like the Janome 4000, only it has less embroidery stitches.
So needless to say at this point, every time I took the mystery quilt out of the bag to sew, I used a different sewing machine, depending on where I was --- at home in my dining room, at a quilt retreat, or at the River in our camper.
I know you are suppose to start and complete a quilt on the same machine, even if they are the same brand and you use the same 1/4 inch foot, you still shouldn't switch machines.
But I did!
Now I have a problem...
- Put the blocks back into the bag and never take them out the bag again. Then when I die someone else can figure out what to do with them. This would be an option, if I didn't like the colors, but I love the colors.
- Stretch, press, starch, and pull each block. Then stretch as I stitch them together and try to make them fit. That is not a choice for me, as it will not look good!
- Make two little quilts --- one with the larger blocks and one with the smaller blocks. That's a good choice!
- Add a new design element using uneven lattice strips and off set them to create a completely different effect. I like this choice best!
First I will line up all the blocks by size.
The smaller blocks in one row and the larger ones on the next row and then alternate the rows.
I like it! I like thinking outside the BLOCK!
What do you think?
What would you do?
How have you solved a similar problem?
I cut the strips and started sewing. I will take photos of the process and share the re - construction of my quilt. Tentatively, I plan to have the quilt top complete with photos by Tuesday night and will share it for Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday, as tutorial.
You may have had this happen to you and you may want to try it!
Thanks for following along...
P.S. I am planning another type of similar project in January, but this is a quilt top, I started and I do not like the colors or the pattern. I used a really cool fabric in it, so I am going to completely transform it into a quilt top I will like.
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