Dashing in With a Winner

>> Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Carol C. is the winner of the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Issue, volume 3.
Congratulations! I know she's excited and planning to make blocks already:)

I finished piecing my LAST giant liberated churn dash for my quilt tonight!
I have been away{ and working } and now I'm not sure I will get this quilt done for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

But I'm gonna try!

I set to work at sewing together the first two rows of the quilt.
Here they are on my dining room table. The striped fabric is the backing fabric.

This time around I pinned the backing fabric down with safety pins instead of sewing pins like I usually do for 2 reasons: I have more safety pins than sewing pins AND they don't prick you! Usually I get too close to the pins while sewing the quilt top together. I think I will use safety pins again for the same reasons.

Once that long seam was sewn it was back to the dining room table to trim excess batting.

Usually there is one side on the back that lies flatter and will work better as the edge to lay beneath the other one. I leave that batting intact and trim the other side right down to the quilt top.

Then it's time to fold under once, then again, your top seam edge and pin it in place. In a few places on the back of this quilt it will be tricky to see these seams - a bonus of using this print.
I hand sewed this seam and now have the last two panels of the final row joined together too.

One more panel to go!

Sarah Vee


Kelly O. May 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

this quilt is going to be amazing!

Jackie May 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

I can't wait to see it done!

lovetostitch May 11, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

It's getting exciting!!! Can't wait to see the "Ta - Da"!! I admire you for stickin' to it!!

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