- posted 10 years ago
I have finished the second quilt top for this shirt-quilt project. Once
again, it is lovely, and once again, the strips have come out different
lengths. But upon further examination, the situation is mysteriouser and
Again, the design is six Wild Goose strips alternating with seven strips of
sashing and side-borders. The top of the quilt top is perfectly straight.
If I use a T-square across the uneven bottom, squaring up it with the
side-borders, it looks like the right bottom corner is four inches longer
than the left bottom corner.
Thank heavens I didn't go ahead and cut on this chalk-line. Instead, I
measured the lengths of the rightmost and leftmost Wild Goose strips. They
are exactly the same length!!! And the Wild Goose strips in between are
So I suspect it's an issue of how the quilt will block when its assembled --
the whole quilt-top is kittywompus right now because of the shirt fabrics,
patchwork, and assembly seams pulling every which way.
(1) It seems to me that the _safest_ approach is to measure each Wild Goose
strip and cut them all the same length (truncating the bottoms of some of
the Goose blocks in the process). Thoughts?
(2) But if I do (1), it looks like I'll be cutting the bottom of the
sashing strips at angles between each Wild Goose strip. Thoughts?
(Incidentally, I never trimmed this problem out of the first quilt top I
finished, so I still have my options open on how to treat the first as well
as this second one.)