This past week, I loaded up a charity quilt and began the quilting on it. My friend said to use whatever I wanted for thread color and pantograph pattern. Auditioning threads, I decided on a light golden taupe with a pantograph that has curves.
I showed this quilt on Sunday, and didn’t know the name of it. Thanks to reader Jannette who commented that is called Bento Box. You can find the pattern for it here – Bento Box.
The pantograph is called Halcyon by Willow Leaf Studios.
Rolled up for the next pass, all was going well.
Rolling and quilting along, blissfully unaware of what was to come.
Oh, holy crap on a cracker. The right edge of the batting isn’t cut straight. I have less than a half inch past the bottom edge of the quilt, where there should be four inches to hold in the clamps.
The left side is straight, so it isn’t that it is loaded crooked.
I had to think for a moment about what to do. There was extra length on the right side, so a pleat seemed to be the best option. I pulled up the edge of the batting just a bit, into a small pleat making the side a bit straighter and allowing more on the edge at the bottom. Then I smoothed the excess batting over the top where the arrow is, to distribute and work it in flat.
OK, that is better. At least now I am sure the top won’t migrate off the edge of the batting.
All done and it worked fine.
I do like the soft curves on the squares and rectangles.
So, it is done and on its way back to the quilter to bind this week.
On another subject, here are the books I’ve pulled for sale so far. All softcover, $5 each plus shipping media mail, $3.50 for first book and $1 each additional. I’ll include a freebie with any purchase of 3 or more. Just leave a comment with your choices if you are interested. Pictures of books sold have been removed.
What are you working on this week?