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Friday, October 30, 2015

2 more seams.........

It doesn't look much different from yesterday but I got the sashing sewn into the last 2 rows and sewed the 2 longest rows together.  Now there are just two more seams and the center will be all sewn.  I can see I hung the 2 long rows up there in reversed order.  The top end belongs at the bottom left.  I need to change that before I sew the last seams.  I'm not looking forward to sewing the border onto a bias edge so I may take a break from this for a couple days. 
 

8 comments:

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good thinking Wanda.

Chris said...

I have seen in the past that you do stay stitching to stabilize a bias edge, would you do that before adding the border? I like to add a design element of a piping strip, which also helps to stay a bias edge, as a bonus. Lovely quilt Wanda.


Bees Knees Granny said...

I'm terrified of bias edges, but your blog got me thinking....wonder how it would work, after squaring up your quilt top, to press a narrow (2" or so) strip of freezer paper on the back side of your quilt top, right along all of the edges. Then stay-stitch in the seam allowance right through the freezer paper. Stabilize the fabric with a ruler butted up against the stay-stitching line while carefully tearing away the paper. Might work.
Keep on quiltin'
Carol cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a pretty quilt. Have you considered lightly spraying the edges with spray starch prior to sewing on border?

Lola Carr said...

GORGEOUS, Wanda!

Carol E. said...

It's beautiful! I'm a big fan. And thanks for visiting my blog... the quilt my friend bought for her mom is already on the bed in the nursing home, and her mother loves it. I'm happy!

Charlotta said...

It's looking really great! I said earlier that I didn't think I liked the idea of a big flower border, but the one you auditioned yesterday really did look great. When you mentioned it originally, I had envisioned something a lot more flowery, with a lot more movement than the one you auditioned, and I thought that would be too much. But what I saw yesterday looked very nice. How could I even imagine you wouldn't know best?

charquilter said...

Your bias edge comment got me thinking about stabilizers. I always sew a scant 1/4 inch around a quilt before I put the binding on for sure, but on a bias edge quilt stitching before borders would be a must. Using a very light weight fusible interfacing cut in narrow strips might work even better.

I love your color sense and productivity. Keep on quilting!