Monday, June 4, 2012
Lessons in Blue
Alternate Title: Privately I called this quilt "Evil Quilt of Doom". I was pregnant at the time. Tears came often.
Pattern: I drew this pattern four times before I was happy with it.
Date: Top finished 2006
Size: 64 x 80
Inspiration: Precut fabrics were donated to LBCQ. I finally had a sewing machine of my own so I volunteered to take them home and play.
Special Fabrics: Some of the fabrics were starched, some were super stretchy. My favourite was a green fabric with bugs and the yellow fabric with frogs.
Lessons Learned: When sewing 2 pieces together, the bottom piece will stay the same, but the top piece can stretch out a little.
To match seams, put a needle through the 2 seams.
When designing a quilt, attempt to put together pieceable squares that can then be fitted together. ( I was working with pre-cut squares that I was doing my best not to further cut down. This resulted in a lot of T-seams. For a beginner quilter, it was very trying.)
Thoughts: A member of LBCQ machine quilted this and it was sold at an MCC auction for approx $70.