Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I love this little quilt...or at least the idea of it. I am pleased with the way the piecing came out.

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What I am not pleased with is the wonk.  You can see it in this picture.  The bottom edge is lined up with the bottom line of my cutting mat.  Look how far the top edge shifts to the left!
I haven't tried to block it yet.  I'm not sure how to do it...but am pretty sure that doing it before quilting it is a good idea.
As to quilting it....I have two thoughts. 
My first is to hand quilt it with pearl cotton .... echoing the bright bits in the text.  I hesitate because there are a lot of seams to go through and I am not sure how my skill measures up to the task. 
My second thought is to put it on my long arm and quilt this pattern on it.
The pattern is called Ribbon Dance by Vicki Malaski.  I would quilt it out as one large pattern centered on the quilt....the wonk wouldn't be a problem here as the computer can adjust the shape for me.
What do you think?
How would you go about blocking it?
Should I start over for my swap partner and turn this beauty into a pillow?


Sandra Kaye said...

Yes, to the blocking before you quilt! ANd it should line up better for you ..if not shave it on the borders here and there. The quilting..I really like the quilt design you showed that is very cool. All together...the quilt is pretty sweeeeeet :):)

Lynne said...

I'm sure there must be a tutorial on blocking somewhere on the 'Net. For knitting, I would thoroughly soak the knitted item then gently but firmly pin it into the shape and size I want it to be. Maybe you could try blocking a smaller orphaned block first, one that won't matter if it doesn't work out? You must feel like you want to give it a good hard tug on the top right side (and that is what blocking is -- after the fibres are wet and relaxed)!

Patti said...

I know that Leah Day has a tutorial on blocking, so you may want to check her site, Cindy. I love both quilting ideas! I'm becoming more and more a fan of hand stitching, but that longarm pattern is amazing!