Posts Tagged ‘red herrings’

Catching Dead Herrings

November 4, 2015

Dead herrings are kind of like red herrings, only they’re clues or plot twists the author meant to revisit but forgot. I have a lot of dead herrings in the sewing room, and this week I went fishing for them.

The back stack

The back stack

First on the list were backs for the pieces I want to bead. In the past I’ve made a back from something that was big enough regardless of whether it matched the top. I’m trying to break that habit, and I actually made an effort to have some connection between my tops and backs.

The batt stack

The batt stack

Next came digging out the batting. I have a couple of unopened packages, but I knew there were some pieces left from other projects that would be the right size. Miracle of miracles, I found the stash (at least I hope this is the only stash of leftover batting).

Lani Longshore space convergence

Finally, I made the piece I had originally planned for the Challenge Connections project. I wanted to make a convergence quilt with some space print fabric and some primitive prints. Then I found a square from a hand-marbling class that I took years ago. It made sense at the time to cut it in half and use for a top and bottom border.

Next week, if all goes well, I’ll layer and baste. Then the dead herrings will truly be caught.

Luck and wisdom!