A Question for my Quilting Friends

 

I’ve been collecting damaged embroidered dresser scarves from flea markets and antique shops (“damaged” because I can’t bring myself to cut into an undamaged one!). I’ve been trimming each one and putting it inside a churn dash. My ultimate goal is to combine them in a bed quilt. Unfortunately, I didn’t plan ahead and ensure that they were all the same size or at least multiples of a size that would allow me to line them up. They range from small squares to large rectangles. (WordPress lined them up beautifully in the pictures above…but they don’t fit together that nicely in real life). I suppose I will have to come up with some sort of filler or find another solution for placement. Any ideas?

About Carol Dean Jones, Author, Quilting Cozy serieshttp://caroldeanjones.comI am a retired geriatric social worker, avid quilter, and author of A Quilting Cozy series including: Tied Died, Running Stitches, Sea Bound, Patchwork Connections, and six others.

12 thoughts on “A Question for my Quilting Friends

  1. Carol, how far off are your sizes? 1/2 inch? 2, 4, 5 inches? This will help in giving a suggestion.
    BTW, I love what you have done with these! You have given me an idea for what to do with my own collection. Thank you!

  2. I love your churn dash blocks. I like the panel play idea. I know you can pull that off since you draft some of your own quilts.

  3. Carol, see if you can lay your hands on a copy of Setting Solutions by Sharon Craig (C&T). It is full of ideas about working with oddly shaped and sized blocks. She also wrote ‘Great Sets’ which also tackles the same challenges.

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