I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rob Peter to Pay Paul - Part 3

So I went and reduced each of the squares and put them together sort of like the picture in the magazine:

Here's a pic of the cane before putting on the borders, a slice off the cane, and the end pieces (you can see sort of how it's put together):

 I didn't have much reducing to do...I reduced each piece to near the size I wanted so I could reduce it just enough so the pieces would hold together.  I wanted to minimize distortion and it seems to have worked.

Here's the finished ornament.  I put the borders on the cane and finished it; whacked off a slice and baked it; then put it together:

Finally, here's the ornament with the picture of the quilt:

Now that it's finished, I like it a little better than the other night before it was put together.  I've got to take it to Julie and see how she likes it.


  1. Thank-you so much! This type of cane is one of my favorite things to do. It can be challenging matching the colors and having the entire thing turn out okay, but it's great when I can actually make it work.