Ginger Hearts

Ginger Hearts
Apricot Moon pantograph

Until the next quilt

Bella Sophia

Sunday, September 25, 2016

My "header" photo

is all the talk today.
I posted about the creation of this quilt back on August 15th.  When I was finished I saw something that caused me some agitation.  The white fabric is directional.  I never noticed until the whole quilt was sewn together.
You can really see it here.  I never noticed it though.  I think I left my glasses on the other side of the room.
I decided I couldn't live with it, so I sat on a very hot day and took it apart.  I re-invented this pattern by moving rows around.
So much better the second time around!
Then it was time to make a backing.  The quilt at this stage measures 44 x 61" so I needed to widen the piece I had to make it work.
I decided to cut the fabric 72" because mathematically it was just easier to work with.
I did note that it was a directional fabric!!!
My intention was to just insert a big piece of blue off to one side and then that little light bulb started blinking.
This delectable green and the luscious blue were pulled to make blocks.

The blocks were constructed differently -- on purpose -- to avoid having to match seams and the "bulk" they make.  The long arm machines love "flat" and I decided to give it to her.

 and then it was done!  Ready for it's last pressing and then to mount on the frame.
It was 93° outside when I snapped this photo.  I'm not factoring in the humidity.  I hung it, took some pictures and came back in.  I'm waiting patiently for October.
Tomorrow....the saga continues!




2 comments:

Fiber Babble said...

I just got back from a beach retreat where I was asked to 'teach' some machine quilting for my friends who were tired of stippling and meandering. I had each one make this quilt top to use for practice.

The only change I made to the (first) pattern was to have them cut big ol' hunks of fabric for the left and right sides of the pieced blocks rather than doing the separate rows.

Not counting cutting, it took me 55 minutes to put a top together!

Thanks for sharing your discovery and the changes as you're making them. I'd love to say that this is a go-to pattern for me now. Well, it would be, if I did anything more than once!

Jennifer said...

Hard to say which side is best......they are both good!

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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