Before I start sharing with you today's post, I want to thank each and everyone for linking up to this week's Anything Goes linky party. We're at week 21, and so far its peaked at 22 link ups, the most since I've started this linky party, and more are added daily. Remember its open for a full week, so be sure to come back and read the ones you've missed...
...It is very gratifying when piecing a quilt, and everything just works out. The seams match up, no need for adjustments or using my seam ripper. Admittedly if not for a ¼ inch piecing foot it would be a lot more complicated.
So all that was left to do, after I had all the blocks and hearts done for this baby quilt, was to start assembling the quilt top. I did use quite a bit of pins to secure the rows before sewing them together. The last thing I wanted was shifting and having to do it over again.
I was not too picky about placement, but I did try and match the blocks up in a way that it did not have the same print and colour in the same row.
Almost done, but not quite.. The last bit, was the outside borders. To make sure I did not mix them up, as they were placed dark, light, dark, I worked in rows. I also marked them with stickers to makes sure once the rows were completed to add it to the quilt exactly as planned.
Its completely sewn together and all that is left to do now, is basting it, and of course to start quilting. I do however want to plan it out first and not jump right in. There are quite a bit of negative space to fill, and I want to do a bit of custom quilting instead of a meander.
I don't yet have a full view of the quilt top, but will share it with you very soon.
If you'd like to read up on the process of this quilt that includes a few tutorials, you can find it here, here and here.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday, over at Freshly Pieced and needle-and-thread-thursday-yall with My Quilt Infatuation