One quilt, of the 4 in my February quota is quilted. I went with my wavy cross hatching again. I know I won't get any bindings done this month. Full view of this quilt top is here.
did i miss this earlier?... how do you prevent stretching the bias diagonal as you sew?
This comment (above) was left yesterday. I never have trouble with the bias on trianges. This picture shows the incorrect way to sew triangles.
This picture shows the correct way, with the triangle supported on a flat surface all the way through the machine. I sewed for many years with my machine on the kitchen table. I have not always had the set up I have now. I have the clear acrylic table around the arm of my machine in this picture. Full view of it was on yesterday's post. I also have a cabinet with a machine down in it so I have a level surface. My work improved dramatically with the flat surface, vs. the work draped over the machine. My suggestion is that if you are serious about the accuracy of your piecing, invest in an acrylic extension table or one of the tables or cabinets that your machine fits into, flush with the surface. Another option is to pile hard cover books in front and behind your machine to create a flat surface.
I have over half of the triangles sewn into the squares now. I have also turned all of the sewn ones so that it has a dark center, which also makes the point on the left side dark (which is what I wanted).
Here it is again with the light center. Now I have to decide which way to go by the time I get the rest of the squares sewn.
A friend I used to work with came to my house to see the quilts I am working on and then we went out for lunch. She said the same thing my art quilters always tell me, that the quilts are even more beautiful in person than they are on the computer monitor. That is a little plug for always going to quilt shows and guild meetings to see the real thing if you are able to.