My Softer Side
©2014 Sharon V. Rotz
Yes, my rickrack box is not empty
and I am dreaming up more projects to incorporate my bountiful supply.
Feeling my softer side,
(usually I pick the brightest fabrics)
I've selected a collection of delicate pinks and greens for this quilt.
The blocks are very traditional quarter square triangle blocks made up on a variety of pink prints. These blocks are set off by a sashing of a soft green stripe.
On the two-part sashing, the rickrack shines as it outlines the melon shapes.
To make the rickrack trimmed shapes,
I cut the half melon and stitched the rickrack on the outer edge of the right side of the fabric.
The seam allowance was pressed to the back along with the outer half of the rickrack. This left a finished edge that was easy to appliqué to the sashing by stitching in the ditch
(the line formed by the folded fabric edge and the rickrack).
A melon shape was appliquéd to each sashing half-strip.
The two sashing strips were then stitched together and added between the blocks.
Now that my softer side was had a go,
my bright side wants to give it a try.
Will I hold back
or will the next project be knock your socks off bright?