Saturday, January 30, 2016

MOP Monday

Last weekend, I finally gave up on the idea of finishing my Inspired by Scattered Quilt top and carefully stacked up the remaining pieces and tucked them away. I am happy to announce, however, that I was able to finish the top yesterday evening while Jack worked on Akron Stuff.

I LOVE IT. Hubs asked me who it was for and I told him ME. Some things I did learn from this quilt though - if you are going to use charm packs, DO NOT mix manufacturers. This quilt has charm packs from Connecting Threads, Stonehenge by Northcott, a pack from Missouri Star Quilting Company (not sure what brand) and a few extras that I cut from my stash, and they are all slightly different sizes. Ugh ugh ugh.

Sleeping last night was out of the question, after a loud noise woke me up in a panic. Turned out it was just a fan clacking, but I honestly thought it was an electrical wire sparking.

I gave up eventually and pulled together a few fat quarters and spent a couple hours cutting them up and stitching them together in a sort of bias binding. It is not for binding but that seems to be the best way to describe it. I finally crashed sometime after 2 AM with a nice pile of 30+ yards of quilt "blocks."

This morning I ironed some navy blue fabric and started stitching the "binding" to it, in the spirit of the Loominous Pillow by Faith@Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts.

It is already sandwiched with batting and backing and is a Quilt-As-You-Go method. I'm using my walking foot to stitch the strips to all three layers. My first attempt at this, but I'm liking the results so far. It will be a small quilt but a heavy one, as there will be three layers of fabric at each point on the quilt top.

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  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I also had a similar experience mixing up jelly rolls... I guess everybody has a slightly different way of cutting fabric! But your quilt turned up wonderful, so congratulations! Looking forward to see where the strip project takes you!

  2. I've learned not to mix pre cuts. I always find the ones cut with the pinking shears ( the wiggly edge) are always just a small amount smaller. It makes a difference though. I look forward to seeing your 'bias binding' quilt. xx

  3. It's about time you made something for yourself :) It's a beautiful piece. Very nice work. :)