There’s an important component or two to this quilt that isn’t finished yet — one applique component and one backing fabric component that are significant in terms of design/concept — but this is what I’m working on tonight:
I may not be the beginner I once was but lemme tell you: I’m still learning. You know what’s hard? Trying to match those darned pink sashing strips. I didn’t do cornerstones, just tried to line up my rows. NOT EASY. It’s not perfect and the one row that isn’t joined? Yeah, it’s because I think I’d better wait till tomorrow when I a) am not so tired, b) the light is better, and c) I have gotten a good 8 hours. It’s not a job for the faint of heart.
Remember, quilters: Sew with a baggy bottom. If you’re joining rows and one is a little bigger than the other, or you somehow have found yourself with slack, put the larger/slacker row on the bottom. The feed dogs of your machine will take up some of that length. This has helped saved me from disaster many times, including with the above quilt.
But isn’t it awesome?? I love the huge, HUGE “x’s” and the bold, “Here I am, deal with it” feeling of this puppy. Le sigh. L’amour.
How about you? What are YOU working on??