all in a day's work
Who would of thought that piecing two batts would take the better part of a day?? But it did.
The first one wasn't too bad since I had a fairly wide piece from the extra length of batting cut for a "wider than 48 inches" top from last week. That probably had about 5 seams total. The 2nd one? 14 seams total as I was essentially dealing with long strips anywhere from 7.5 to 11.5 inches wide to build it up to about 58 wide. Even that little bit marked 9 x 56 has 6 seams in it as I was down to the last bits of batting. Now, I may be handed a bag of cutaways when I get to the meeting site next meeting OR worse, there are some hiding in the closet.
These batts are for two of the tops in the closet here at home. Dec 2010 on this one. Prairie Window Romance Challenge. Pattern source: Quiltwoman.com. I still need to mark the top in a wide grid or that WAS my plan once upon a time.
The other slightly smaller one is for the Picnic BQ 1. More recent flimsy completion on it though Sept. 2011. Pattern source: Maple Island Quilts. The edges look a little blah but it will have that red dot binding
Well, cross one thing off this weeks' short term goals. Tomorrow's plan will be:
- Cut, sew and press some navy binding for Disappearing Nine Patch. Apply it if I have time.
- Press the binding for February
- Mark the grid on Prairie Window
See how I make out since I have a couple home tasks that need tending as well.