Monday 12 May
On my design wall this morning was this enormous block. At least it's the largest I've ever considered making: each of the 36 square units measures 6.5" unfinished.
I'm looking forward to learning to do straight line FMQ; in the past I've always used the walking foot for straight lines and gentle curves. While that wouldn't be a problem on this scale it is when making a bedquilt, and sometimes having the entire quilt to the right of the needle. I shall be trying the designs on a small practice "quilt" to get the feel of them, and then using them on this pieced quilt to practise combining motifs.
I think that my biggest challenge will be keeping my lines straight, or at least having a minimum of wobble!
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Update: Wednesday 14 May
The pieces are all together and borders added.
I was pinning yesterday when I realised the backing wasn't wide enough so I removed the extension piece I'd added in the middle. Don't ask how I didn't notice until I was pinning! Suffice it to say the quilt top is a little wider than the table and I usually do the pinning on the living room floor. The backing pieces and the wadding are lying on the table waiting for new extension pieces.
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