Sunday, 1 May 2011

Every cloud has a silver lining!

The disastrous May JQ was nearly binned when I thought I could use thin strips of it to embellish my sketchbook pages! So I cut it all into 1" strips with the rotary cutter, see photo.
3 strips went straight into the sketchbook when I had a brainstorm - why not replace the small strata segments applied to the border of the "strata" quilt with these 1" strips, more in keeping with vertical shape of the quilt and providing an echo of the main quilt stitching in the border! Bingo! a much more homogeneous effect along with a little bit of script - sample of which is shown.
Such serendipity!
Message to self - keep mistakes for a little while before disposal, they may come in handy.

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