Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Basted - finally -

Are you tired of seeing this yet? -

Yeah - me, too - LOL -

So these are the last "basting" photos on this monster - ;))

When I turned another corner and needed a filler piece -

I had two smaller scraps in the pile -

And this one fit PERFECTLY -

Turned the next corner -

And the OTHER one fit PERFECTLY -

I was on a roll - LOL -

So used a wider piece for the next round -

And cut the length to size -

And then one last piece finished it up - YAY!! - ;))

Then - because I couldn't wait for tomorrow - even though it was dinner time -

I folded it and pinned the first side seam - starting at the fold -

Carefully matching the raspberry square points to the ones on the other side -

Or at least trying to - LOL - ;))

I don't know why these next two photos look so orange -
But the color is obviously the same as in the photos above -

Not trusting myself to "eyeball" the seam from point to point -

I drew a chalk line down the length of the seam -

And when I got to the last "square" - used the 45-degree line on my ruler along the edge of the patch to see where the "diagonal" should be to get me to the end of the seamline -

Took it to the sewing machine with the huge white table to the left of it so the table could support the weight/bulk of the quilt top -

The cool thing about the seam is that the batting is nowhere near it - so I was able to sew a little - check the seam "matching" the best I could - and then continue sewing along my merry way -

When I finished sewing the seam - I had to turn part of it to the right side - to see how well I was able to "match" the corners of those raspberry squares -

And it looks good enough to me - ;))

Tomorrow I'll sew the other side seam -

Trim them both -

And go from there - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Sherry said...

I am still not sure I follow exactly what you are doing, probably because of being sick, but it sounds pretty interesting and I am watching to see how it all turns out.

Gene Black said...

It suddenly occurred to me that this quilt won't "need" binding in the traditional sense. Are you going to add a binding to it? Inquiring minds want to know.

Julie Fukuda said...

I wish I had a table that big, because it looks like a good way to get all the seams lying in the right direction, which is one problem I always have.


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