It is always a happy day and yet a day of relief when a Quilter finishes a project. This project turned out to take me longer than I had planned, but I am very pleased with the outcome. Lessons learned in making this quilt.
- Review the pattern completely. Try to match the cutting instructions to where the pieces will go in the quilt.
- Consider adding an extra 1/4″ to cutting instructions for Flying Geese, HST, and QST’s. This will allow the Quilter to have extra fabric to “square” or “trim” the piece.
- If the pattern does not make sense, or if measurements are not provided to sections of the quilt (i.e., like the triangle that I had problems with in this quilt), call the Designer and ask for those measurements.
- Do not give up on a pattern when you run into a problem. Designer’s really do not mind questions to clarify and assist.
Enjoy the pictures, and now on to my next project. I will be making 2 Baltimore Album blocks for the Baltimore Applique Society (BAS) auction. They will be due in August 2014. So time to get going on that. I will document how I prepare my needleturn applique projects.
I will also be starting on another pieced quilt to work on during the day, but have not decided which one is next. I want to make Marsha McCloskey’s Feathered Star quilt, but not sure I want to tackle two intense quilts right now.
Have a great day and hope you enjoyed the process.