Our small area meeting last week was a sew-in, and I got quite a bit done on my Mother Goose quilt. You may recall that I did a lot of cutting prior to the meeting so I could sew non-stop during the meeting.
We had a wonderful program at the meeting, then set up our machines. After enjoying our lunches, we got down to business. I was eager to get going, and grabbed the squares to begin chain piecing.
Then I added in the blue, and continued to chain piece until all the squares were in rows. Then, I cut apart sets of nine, and sewed the rows into nine patch blocks.
Then I realized, crap on a cracker. I did them backwards. The blue was supposed to be in the part to cut for a disappearing nine patch, and the cute alphabet print was supposed to be in the corners. If I cut it up as planned, I’ll lose the alphabet print as the cuts would mostly go through the letters, chopping them up. So now what? I didn’t want to take it all apart and start over. I tried laying it out in an offset pattern, which would have only a bit of work to manage. I would take off the outermost row on both ends and put it on the other side to even up the rows.
Or I could lay it out this way, and call it good. Ultimately, after some discussion and consideration, I decided a child would love it this way, so I went with this.
Back home, I used the web method to put the rows together.
I finished the assembly pretty quickly.
Borders were added top and bottom next.
I measured and trimmed the borders to fit.
The other two borders would have cornerstones, so those were measured and assembled.
All assembled, this is turning out cute.
I found a piece of wide backing, and loaded it on the longarm.
Quilting will be next. I’ll work on this around my jacket sew along.
What are you sewing this week?
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