The quilt top for the third project of February is now complete. As you can see the quilt top is rather large... about 105 x 95"s. Perfect for a king-sized bed (or super king). I contacted Sue B today, and I hope to have this with her by the end of next week and returned to me for before the end of February. I quite like this quilt top - its nice and simple... and for the size it is, it didn't take too long to put together.
Here's a small tip for when piecing together a large quilt top... If you have to piece together large strips of fabric (for example I pieced the rows together, which were 95"s wide), then sew the pieces together in two steps. Start from the centre [of the edges you are sewing together] and work your way out. Then repeat for the other side, once again starting from the centre. This will eliminate any warping issues (as I found out).
You might recognise this pattern from one of my earlier posts. I plan to use concentric circles as my quilt pattern for the Green is Underrated Quilt. So today I got a bit of practise in :) Its quite enjoyable pattern to work on, but does take a bit of time to get through. I have encountered one issue and maybe someone can give me some advice on this one. You might be able to tell from the photo below that the quilt is not laying flat. I couldn't tell at the time of sewing, however quilting concentric circles has resulted in a bit of pull on the fabric (towards the centre of the circle), and I'm not quite sure how to correct this. A little frustrating for what otherwise is a very cool pattern!
|Turn my back for one second and this is what happened... all over my hard work!|
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
How can you not love this song!