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Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns

Sheilago

Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« on: June 10, 2019, 00:28:12 AM »
Have just sewn the last blocks to my crosshatch quilt, which is intended as a wedding quilt for my daughter. It still has a 6” border of light then dark strips to be added.  I wanted it to be practical , with not too much light fabric and a range of colours to match different rooms.
I laid out the blocks 2 rows at a time, when I was sewing the blocks, but now it’s all together I see unintentional patterns, especially when I took a photo e.g. from 7 down and 6 in to 9 down and 4 in there’s a very dark strip. The idea is that the darkish strips go left to right and the lightish ones right to left. Should I try to reposition some of the blocks or just accept the randomness? Only 6 weeks to the wedding, so need to get on!

fajita

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 00:31:42 AM »
I think it looks lovely as it is, and no jiggery pokery is necessary.

Iminei

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 06:36:18 AM »
Leave it, that's how it wants to be!

When is your delivery date for this?
Mine is the 2nd August ... and hopefully I will be layering the quarters today!
Than full steam ahead!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Ploshkin

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 07:28:06 AM »
It looks great in its randomness, leave it s it is
I lay out blocks and take a picture to squint at before I sew them together.
Life's too short for ironing.

rubywishes

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 08:14:15 AM »
Looks terrific just as it is. I wouldn't change anything.
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7,  Singers: 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora), 1947 201K treadle with motor conversion (aka Livvy)
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

annieeg

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 08:25:34 AM »
I join with the majority - leave it as it is - it looks great!
Annie :)

Sheilago

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 08:48:04 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Sometimes it’s hard to decide when you’re looking at it yourself. I was a bit mad with myself that I didn’t lay out all the individual blocks first as @Ploshkin says. I always do that with small quilts, but this was so big I thought I’d do it in sections.

That’s fine, I’ll get started on the sandwiching now. :D

It’s for 20 July, @Iminei , but really as mother of the bride I don’t want to be quilting in the last 2 weeks, so will try to get it done by about 6 July. I thought I might quilt some suitable quote onto the border , so I’m off to search for something online.

BrendaP

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »
Yes leave it as it is.  :loveit:

That's the nature of randomness, and no matter what you do with the blocks you are always going to have that secondary pattern going on.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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b15erk

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 09:40:38 AM »
I can't see any secondary pattern  :(

All I can see is a beautiful crosshatched quilt made with a lot of love!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Lowena

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 10:41:36 AM »
leave it, it looks lovely  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sheilago

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 22:12:57 PM »
leave it, it looks lovely  <3

Thank you @Lowena- you do realise there’s gr..n in it?!  ;)

Lowena

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 09:17:38 AM »
I don't mind green in other people's work, in fact I can admire it.... I just can't bring myself to use it myself......except in a colour emergency  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sheilago

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 23:25:13 PM »
There’s now even more green- borders are on and I’ve spent hours crawling around doing the putting together. I feel like I’ve been to an exercise class! Now I remember why I really like baby quilts 0_0.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 05:07:24 AM by Iminei »

Lilian

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2019, 23:39:30 PM »
Looks great @Sheilago Nothing wrong with green I like green  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Iminei

Re: Crosshatch quilt, unintentional patterns
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2019, 05:07:57 AM »
That is BEE autiful!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again