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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sewing it together.....


I made a few changes on the colorwash and then it was time to sew it together.  I took down column 1 and 2 and brought them to the machine and placed them right sides together and sewed.


Then I brought column 3 over and opened up 1&2 and placed 3 on it and continued from top to bottom. 








Here I am adding column 7 to 1-6.










 Here are the 6 columns waiting to be added.













 Finally I have all of the stitching done from top to bottom and the rows are held together by the threads between them as I sewed a continuous line.













Rows are sewn the other way and it is finished.  Now I need to layer and baste it.



Below is the photo from yesterday when I said it need some work on the left side.  You can compare them and see the changes I made.

 

13 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Never have tried the webbing method as you have done. Thought about it, but haven't tried it. Makes sense to stitch it that way. Looks great to me. Chris

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thanks for explaining the column sewing method. I have that queen size Circle Dance hanging on my wall by threads. It made for less confusion and is easier to stop and start.

Gene Black said...

I feel like I won a prize! You changed the very area I was seeing as a "hard color change." I may get this yet.

Marie said...

I've used your method of putting blocks together a few times now, Wanda, and just love it. Works like a charm - thanks. Lovely fabrics, lovely quilt.

Lostinspace said...

I saw Kimberley Jolly on the Fat Quarter shop make a nine patch like that which seemed brilliant as she didn't get stuff out of order and now I see that I must try this and get it into my toolbox! I love the colour wash, is it all Kaffe Fassett fabric?

Jean said...

I love this way of sewing so many small squares together! Very pretty, as always!

JJM said...

oh Wanda ~ How I wish I could design a color wash as quickly as you or even a fourth as fast I would be happy. Your finished piece is just perfect ! Love it.

JJM

Julierose said...

Your colorwash is lovely--hugs, Julierose

Cathi said...

I'm really intrigued by that sewing method. It makes total sense now - thanks to your photos.

Sheila said...

It's beautiful, Wanda! I never tire of watching you put these together. Love the webbing method of sewing blocks together. Never thought to use it on such a LARGE project until your color class in Charlotte a couple years ago.

Charlotta said...

I use exactly the same method of sewing large numbers of blocks together. In my guild, we call it "Peggy's method," because a member, named Peggy, of course, learned it first and taught everybody else.
Love the way your color wash turned out after a little tweaking.

Anonymous said...

At first I was looking at your changes thinking it was the new one at the bottom. I'm glad it wasn't, as you did a wonderful job changing it to be so pleasing to the eye. Also, thought that was interesting how you sewed it in a continuous string of thread, so you could reposition them easily after sewing. I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing. :D

Jackie Williams said...

HI Wanda, I never quite know with this method how to iron the vertical seams. I guess the seams in the rows are pressed to one side and then the other but how do you press the rows?
I love watching your blog, thank you
Jackie