All my “scrappy trips” sections are quilted and ready to assemble, piled up on the studio couch.
The key to putting these sections together is to stop quilting short of the edge along what will be the seams where sections come together. I’m using the final row/column seam on these “scrappy trips” blocks as my stop-short line, so that’s 2 inches on either side of the join that will be filled in after the sections come together. Here’s how a quilted section looks from the front. My quilting lines stop one square in from the edge (along the seamline that’s in the middle of the picture):
And from the back:
Since these photos were taken, the first three seams have been done, so my quilt is now in three long vertical sections. I took lots of pictures of the process, although writing up a step-by-step commentary will take another day or two… or longer, depending on how the rest of this week goes. With luck I can put a tutorial post together by the end of the weekend.
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Update: The tutorial has been posted. You’ll find it here.
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Are you having a fun Valentine’s Day? Mr. de H. and I will be celebrating on Saturday afternoon with a visit to our local cinema, to see the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” broadcast of Rigoletto. This new production is set in 1960s Las Vegas (quite an update from 17th century Mantua), and promises to be lots of fun. We’ve been looking forward to it for months!