Work in progress…

Much work this week on Andrew’s quilt… still quilting, but at least diagonals are done!  My son chose the red backing fabric, against my better judgement, but it is growing on me.

Some things I have learned:

1) When quilting either side of a seam, I should press the seams open rather than to one side.

2) When using spray adhesive for basting, a walking foot isn’t entirely necessary, and may be detrimental if said seams are not pressed open.  Some of the corners had many thicknesses of fabric which made using a walking foot unsteady.  This, in turn, made the thread tension wonky (and killed my walking foot!).

Lessons learned!

Still working on those horizontal seams...

Still working on those horizontal seams…

Detail of the pieced back

Detail of the pieced back












4 Responses to Work in progress…

  1. Beth says:

    I love that kids have an opinion about each quilt or their quilt. That is alot of seam to get through with the points. I really want to make a triangle quilt too.

    • Connie says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Beth. Yes, kids can be quite opinionated, especially teenagers! I would encourage you to make a triangle quilt — despite the mistakes, it’s been fun.

  2. moraima says:

    I love the red fabric it makes a nice contrast with the numbers fabric. Im too pressing open seams after breaking my walking foot and i love flat my tops come out

    • Connie says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Moraima! I’ll tell my son that the red fabric is a hit! That numbers fabric was a find, and it fits my son well. I’m glad to know I”m not the only one who has broken a walking foot. :) Seams open next time!

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