This week has seen a bit more sewing than usual, which has been nice for a change. I worked on the next Safelight quilt, and got it mostly done. The blocks I had left were all kinds of themes and colors, but the beauty of this block is all work well together. I put my cardboard grid on the longarm to use as a design board, and placed the blocks on it. I like this Bargello setting the best. If you are new to the blog, here is a link to the download for the block and some setting ideas – Scrappy Quilt. It can make several different quilts, it is all in how you set the blocks.
I switched blocks around, distributing the pastels around the brights, and the earth tones until it looked nice. Then I folded the second column of blocks over the first to do the Web Method of assembly. The rest of the rows were stacked at the same time.
Then I got busy sewing. In short order, I had the top webbed together.
Then, the horizontal seams were quickly completed.
Next, I found some backing fabric and pieced two lengths together. I had Hobbs 100% Poly batting from the guild to use. With all the elements assembled, the longarm was loaded.
This time I went with white cotton thread in top and bobbin. The backing is light and this looked great on all the blocks.
The pantograph is the same Fascination, it is fast and simple, perfect for charity quilts.
Quilting went pretty fast, except for one little bout of thread breaks.
One more look at the quilting, this blue and yellow combination is always pretty.
Over a couple of days, I finished the quilting and removed the quilt from the frame.
I’ll trim it up, and then do the binding. It will be turned into the committee at the February meeting. There are yet two more out with fellow longarmers, and I’ll get those back in February to bind. Then those will be taken in March. That will be the end of my involvement with this project. From blocks and quilts received from readers, we have donated nine quilts to the project. Two complete quilts were received. Two complete tops were received, and five tops were assembled from your blocks. I quilted four and three were quilted by friends in our longarm group. I bound three so far, and I’ll bind the one shown today, plus the two left with longarm friends. This has been a big project, and I am eager to get started on a something new with some fun new fabric. More on that on Sunday.
What have you been doing this week?