Monday, January 23, 2012

Slow quilting

Someone wanted to pose with Mommy's "awesome" quilt pieces.

I finally finished the piecing of the small squares for my Halloween quilt. My mom called me the slowest quilter ever, so I figured I should get on with it. The next step is to sew the blocks into rows (and then sew those rows together).

Even though I measured everything, the squares I sewed together don't align perfectly on the outer edges, though I did get the centers to match pretty well (after redoing a few). I'm concerned that when I sew the rows together, the squares won't match up because of the cumulative effect of being just a little off. Ugh. The first quilt's not supposed to be perfect, right? (I knew there was a reason I wasn't a quilter!)


Giovanna said...

That's going to be a great quilt, and I'm sure you'll be very happy with the result.

Cactusneedle said...

Since every other block is a single piece of fabric, and I am assuming they are all the same size, center your pieced blocks on the "whole cloth" blocks and use the "whole cloth" blocks to measure your 1/4" seam allowance. Doesn't matter if the pieced blocks are a little uneven, you will be "fudging" the seam allowance on them. If a pieced block is bigger than a solid block, trim it down to match. If it is smaller, center it and use the solid for the seam allowance. Make sense?? Once you layer and quilt, noone will ever know! :)

Snarky Lady said...

Sigh. I would sew, except that it involves sharp objects and frustration, which is probably a bad combo for me. Kudos for you, though!