As promised yesterday here is the latest Quilt top in Quilters Academy Vol 1. all finished except the borders as per Harriets instructions.
I have to say taking that extra care really made a difference when it came to piecing these babies together, pretty much each seam met the othere where it was supposed to and was sooooo nice. I only had to rip out one block when making the rows, as it slipped a bit while sewing and the seams didnt match. but an easy fix. So here’s a tip for myself ” Slow down, don’t skip stuff, pay close attention to measurements and instructions!”
Here are the blocks all lined up ready to be sewn together. I use some coloured glass stones with scrapbooking letters on them to keep things organized.
Here it is, probably one of my better efforts as far as accuracy goes!
A couple of closeups !
the border for this one will be the print fabric and i think it is gonna look fine!!
I spent some time yesterday afternoon reading the next lesson in the book. it is all about calculating how much fabric you need by figuring it out based on mathmatical calculations. I actually read this and worked my way through the lesson previously , just cause i couldn’t wait 🙂
so i applied the formulas to some other blocks that had strip sets to practice. It’s all good as long as i can find my calculator.
On to lesson 170 I believe it is, book is downstairs , I’m upstairs…. heel hurts… you do the math LOL
Anyways this lesson is all about combined grids, with lots of measuring , trimming each step of the way.
My challenge is to go slowly , follow instructions, and measure,cut,sew and press carefully.
The design is called Carries Inlaid Tile runner
there are several possibilities for the layout, a square quilt, or table cloth (which i am leaning towards), the runner as shown , or a runner thats wider and shorter than shown.
My friends daughter had her twins on the weekend, they are about 6 weeks or so early. but not bad sizes one just over 5 lbs and one a bit under 5 lbs.
2 little boys! both are stable, doing well as is mom and grandma is down where they live looking after their big brother!
I have 2 little boy style baby quilts for them.
anyways off to cut fabric for my next project and maybe get a few seams sewn as well!!
cheers and thanks for dropping by