Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sudoku in the checkout lane...

Well it certainly took me longer to get to the checkout with my Bar Code quilt than I anticipated. Turns out I had cut and sewn several of the low volume strips the wrong width, and I had to take them out, and trim them down, and then sew them back it...sheesh. It was like standing in the express checkout line behind someone with 99 items in their cart...it took FOREVER!


Finally finished...yeah!!! Now along with dealing with the wrong width strips, as I was sewing the rows together I kept seeing patterns I didn't like. It ended up being a big Sudoku... I didn't want the same color to appear in the same row either horizontally or vertically. I kept moving a block here, a block there... no now there are two pinks in the same row...no that puts two greens in the same column... wait a minute if I switch the blue block with the black block... no that doesn't work either...arghh!! In the end the best I could do was that the same color does not appear in any horizontal row, and the same color only appears in one vertical row. At least I think that's what I have... and I can't do Sudoku worth a darn.  Perhaps I could have gotten it to work if I hadn't come to this realization before I had 4 of the 6 rows sewn together and I refused to unsew anything.  I'm anal, OCD, neurotic, ADHD and stubborn...I'm a great big package of crazy all tied up in a colorful binding...LOL!

And speaking of colorful, check out this fabric I found for the binding..


It is a Benartex KANVAS fabric from Maria Kalinowski. Isn't this fabulous? I bought the last 2 yds on the bolt from Sew-A-Lot in Centerville Ohio. This is a binding I know will  find its way onto lots of my quilts.

Here's an idea of how it will look on the finished quilt...


Now to get the back made and send this off to the my long arm gal, Terry.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced today.

happy stitching-
carol fun




9 comments:

  1. It looks great together and I love that binding. I'm a huge fan of stripey binding. Whenever I do a quilt where block placement has to be thought about I always take it to Dad. He does alot of Sudoku and has got that sort of brain. He'll quite happily spend all afternoon moving blocks around until the layout is just right

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  2. It looks great together and I love that binding. I'm a huge fan of stripey binding. Whenever I do a quilt where block placement has to be thought about I always take it to Dad. He does alot of Sudoku and has got that sort of brain. He'll quite happily spend all afternoon moving blocks around until the layout is just right

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  3. I think it looks great. LOVE that binding. I often use stripes for binding my quilts. When I find a strip I really like I stock up, too.

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  4. Well for all your fussing and moving, the quilt looks glorios, the binding fabric is inspired!

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  5. Well for all your fussing and moving, the quilt looks glorios, the binding fabric is inspired!

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  6. What a delightful quilt in spite of needing to fix the size of some of the strips. The binding is just perfect!

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  7. Ugh, random is a LOT of work! Your quilt looks great, though. And that binding. Wow!

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  8. You finished.... Wohoo... It's gorgeous... :0) Love that striped bindning too...
    Hope you enjoyed ..despite the ripping up ;0)

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  9. Perfect binding for this quilt! don't you just love it when that happens? The ripping and resewing was worth it.... Lovely colourful quilt!

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