I spent yesterday afternoon and evening assembling the rest of my columns for the back of my Wonky Wishes quilt.
I know that just seaming two large pieces of fabric together would be a lot faster, and a lot easier – but this building a back brings such satisfaction. And it seems to fit the front of the quilt too.
Oh the stuff I have cleared out!
Oh the stuff in the pile that has NOT been cleared out – this didn’t use ENOUGH fabric, not by a long shot!
I went through a few of these long bobbins yesterday while building my columns.
I’m sewing on my Singer 27, such a smooth machine!
I took a little video of the bobbin being wound, just so you can see how it works – I’ve probably done it before on a different machine ---but this blue thread is so visible and it really is fun to watch:
I stumbled on my words….I was going to say Twenty Seven then switched to MODEL Twenty Seven….but I DO have a Twin to his machine – it’s just a head without the cabinet that is too good to use for parts, so I swap back and forth between them to keep them lubed and going – I guess you can say I DO have a Twin 27!
This is where the backing stands now!
I spent time last night trimming all of the columns so they are the same length. This makes joining them easier, and there is less chance of anything stretching and creating a back that is uneven and guaranteed of quilting mis-haps and pucker problems.
I may need to add one more column to the left side if the backing falls short in measurement after joining all the columns together.
I love this section!
Lonely orphan blocks that just didn’t reach the size they were supposed to…I trimmed them to an even 9”, thereby guaranteeing that I would definitely chop off points in the joining process, but better in the quilt, than still in a box! The flying geese were leftovers from my quilt Talkin’ Turkey from String Fling! Fun to see them being used up in this project.
Left over border parts from Florabunda as well….
And even some left over Cheddar Bow-ties are finding a place to land --
It’s nice to have a weekend to be at home with my family. It’s also nice to have a weekend to be in the basement studio sewing away!
Sorry guys, I'm heading to the mountains! :)
Happy Saturday everyone ---