One that I’m not going to tackle right now

I am always looking for ways to use my Accuquilt GO, and thought I’d found the perfect quilt. I love the way it looks. But beware, there are bias edges ahead. Of course, I thought I could find a way around that and could make a better mousetrap–quilt that is. So, I sewed strips together and stitched around the outside edges and cut through the middle, I stitched through the middle and cut through the middle. Alas, those bias edges never went away. I can do this, but am not willing to tell the inexperienced that this is a great quilt to make. I would recommend this only for the experienced quilter who is not afraid of bias edges. As a longarm quilter, the last thing I want are D cups on my quilt frame. Anyway, here’s the link: Hidden Wells – and good luck! This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt finished.

The primary reason I was not excited about the instructions in the link is that the seams did not alternate without a lot of fussing. I always want a system for pressing so that the seams in a quilt alternate and there are no lumpy bulges anywhere. This is one that I would put on my design board with the wrong side facing me, just so I could see the seams and make sure they were going to all go in the right direction before sewing the blocks together.

Oh well, I spent quite a few days thinking about this and made four sets of sample blocks. Two sets were perfectly flat, two sets were D cups–bummer. In the meantime, I finished quilting one and stitched together a baby quilt. I’ll have pictures up tomorrow for you, and a more positive message.

My EQ7 upgrade is going to be delivered today. YAY!!!!!!!!!! 
 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

2 thoughts on “One that I’m not going to tackle right now”

  1. Marjorie, did you starch the bejeebers out of the fabric, and did that help with all the bias edges? It is a very lovely pattern, but I had to laugh at your D cups comment. Too funny! I take it to keep seams opposing you had to do a lot of repressing? I have a little ironing table that clamps onto my sewing table and runs off it at right angles, right next to my sewing machine. I bless the thing!Link with photos, http://www.wineberryfabrics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=19

    Since my sewing chair swivels, I just turn and press. I equipped that ironing spot with a cordless Panasonic iron and it has worked very well there.

    1. Yes, I did starch it and yes, that did work. I just have no desire to have to do that much extra work if I’m not absolutely in love with a quilt pattern. I actually put my ironing board in another room so that I have to get up and walk. I usually stitch a while and press a while. I’m an absolute stickler for having the back look as good as the front, so pressing is my best friend. I love the ironing board for taking to class. That’s a great tool.

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