Sunday, March 10, 2013

Serendipity Sunday–About those tucks

Last week I looked at the next chapter and decided it was something I had done before.  This week, I took another look – and I’m glad I did!


While it’s true that I have done crossed tucks before, these were done on the bias.  That was different!


Here is what the back looks like.  Now, why did I not notice that the outer tucks were not centered on a side?  Those rectangles in the center are supposed to be square!  I guess that is why Jennie wrote a little “discussion” about mistakes not being a bad thing – the results are just different.  Describes me perfectly!


So, back to my explorations.  I tacked some contrasting fabric in each of the (ahem) rectangles, and then proceeded to play.


And here is the final result.  I added strips around the outside because all the handling and stitching warped the overall shape just a bit.  I kind of like the way it looks.  I bet I would like it even better if it were square!

Next week, I’ll be taking another look at circles.  Who knows – I could wind up with ovals!!


Gina E. said...

Aaaah! They are all so pretty!

virtualquilter said...

Love the effect of gathering the little squares ... perfect bows! Would be very pretty on a little girls quilt and there would be no danger of the bow falling off or coming undone.