Our guild has issued a magazine challenge. Find something in a quilt magazine that peaks your creativity and make it. I had already picked a quilt I wanted to make, so I have been slowly cutting, quilting, and assembling. This is the month we are to reveal our projects.
When I saw this quilt, I loved the wonky stars and figured easy peasy. - not so. Each wonky is carefully engineeered, no improv piecing involved. The designer was actually encouraging accuracy - bummer. It called for blue, green and red scraps- boy do I have a bunch of those. It didn't look like many matching seams. I was wrong again. and lots of points to make right. Still, each star was fun and was worth a tada.
I free formed the quilting.
To save time, I applied the binding with the longarm. I don't do that for customer quilts, but I like it well enough for mine. I have enough experience to know that it will finish looking straight even if It is wonky in application. I'm not sure a client could handle that leap of faith. It takes longer to longarm, but when it is done it is ready to go.
I learned the fold over binding technique in the 70s, back when we made quilts by candle light. LOL I have no present interest in matching and sewing my binding ends together. I like them open and the miter corners too. It dates me, but then something has to.
Soon, a finish! I will be hand binding this while I watch netflix -lovely
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