Man oh man I've been obsessed with this quilt yesterday, to the huge detriment of my knitting! I ran to Joann's on friday and bought all the fabric I needed to finish this marathon!
And then Saturday I finished piecing the front!!
Mr. Pie is the excellent model hiding behind the quilt top. hehe About 20 minutes after this picture the rain and the thunder rolled through . It was SO cool! I love thunder storms. :)
I made the back rather quickly Saturday night during the storm, and lept right in to trying to do the actual quilting part ie: sewing the layers together with the batting. With my last quilt I sent this part out to have done by a professional.
I did not take pictures of this part because I ended up picking out ALL the quilting lines that I did. I learned a few important lessons. After a lot of crying.
Number 1: after sewing all day and when in need of food, do not rush in to attempting a technique that you have never done before. I didn't even have a fabric marker on hand and was trying to just wing it. Yeah... not so smart.
Number 2: pin pin pin with every pin you own then go borrow more pins (exaggeration for effect! hehe) The layers shifted horribly on me and I was sewing in folds and tucks. Not good. So to avoid this problem further...
Number 3: Begin quilting in the middle. Not at the corner. umm.. duh? This one never occurred to me and I had to look silly in front of the lady at the quilt shop.
and finally, Number 4: mark your lines with a ruler and a washable fabric pen. I don't know what I was thinking. lol
Final pictures should be soon - I just have to cut the binding and get that on! YAY!
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