Linking up to Elm Street Quilts
My one month goal for March was:
- the sashing finished on the blocks of the Splendid Sampler
- place the corners on each row because it will be an on point diagonal setting
- sew the rows together so that I have 4 pieces in total. I intend then to use a QAYG method for joining as shown by Marti Michell in one of her classes on Craftsy.
- Pin one section to backing and batting, working out how much batting and backing at the edge so that I can add a border later. This is all pretty much new to me, so it will all hopefully work out!
- Quilt that one section.
I have achieved all of the above and a little more. I have three pieces quilted. I mostly stitched in the ditch, around applique etc, and a little fmq here and there. I like a puffy kind of quilt so I don’t like too much quilting.
It has been good to focus this month on one thing, when I was tempted to continue piecing another top, I just put that temptation away and kept going on the Splendid Sampler.
I broke a couple of needles and gave up counting how many times I stitched the backing to a piece of quilting, which meant quite a bit of unpicking!
Top Left of Quilt
Bottom right and next row up.
These will be the first two that I join. The wide pieces of batting and backing will stay so that I can add a side border. With the size of my bed I think I will be only able to add two side borders and one bottom border possibly. As I have never done this before it is all an experiment. Guidance thanks to Marti Michell from one of her Craftsy classes.
Finally two bottom sections of quilt joined.