Anyway, back to my lessons. I've been working on Vol.2, Proj 1.
PS, those are wrinkles, not puckers :)
This is the first time we assembled from each end. I've always wondered about that, actually. How come we start at one end, and keep adding another row. Why not go half way, and then start again with the other end? Well, this time we did. Not sure why! But, I liked it. It was easier to handle under the machine.
Last step was to measure for the corners, which for a 6" block, I added 2", cut two 8" blocks and cut them in half. Bias edges were always on the inside, so my outside edges have straight grain.
Here is a close up pic:
I like how the points lined up just right, and they have a totally different look when turned 90 degrees!
During Freshman Year we were expected to hold all the quilts to the end before quilting. This year, because of the fragile nature of bias stretching, and since we already know how to get to the finished part, we get to go straight to the quilting part. I was hoping to learn to do this at home, so I could do a bit more custom work.
Those plain squares are just begging for a special quilting motif. I am struggling with how to quilt it because I have a "BLOCK" in my head about starting the project and not finishing it when renting at the shop. And, it costs too much to spend TOO many hours on it learning how to start and stop with motifs. So... what do I do?? Just go with the pantograph design, again? Or hold it and hope I can get my hands on a sit down mid arm machine soon?? lol. No, I want to start it NOW.Suggestions ?? Anyone?