Quilt in the Making

Completed and in situ .

Date: 29 June 2014

Quilting completed, a double fold binding in a contrasting fabric is sewn to the front of the quilt, ready for turning to the back  and hand stitching.

Date: 12 February 2014

Two lines of parallel quilting are stitched in the border.

Date: 10 February 2014

Quilting is proceeding well . After stablizing the quilt by stitching between the squares and the border, the quilt top is then quilted in the ditch between the squares, both vertically and horizontally.

Date: 05 February 2014

The quilt is now layered - backing, wadding and quilt top now secured with curved quilting safety pins . Ready for quilting to begin !

Date: 03 February 2014

All the rows are now stitched together. The quilt top is pressed before adding  6 inch borders on all sides.

Date: 01 February 2014

All the horizontal rows having been sewn and pressed, these are now joined.

Date: 27 January 2014

Rows are pinned ready for sewing.

Date: 24 January 2014

The squares are laid out randomly, but with consideration of colour balance across the quilt. Once happy with the layout, each horizontal row is stacked and numbered ready for sewing.

Date: 22 January 2014

Fabrics have all been ironed prior to cutting  5½ inch squares - 306 required. However, as the layout is to be random  a few extras of each fabric are cut.

Date: 20 January 2014

All the fabrics are pre-washed - for shrinkage and /or colour-run , and dried  on a windy day !

Date: 18 January 2014

A selection of rich colours in the autumnal range have been chosen - 2 plain and 6 patterned.

Date: 18 January 2014

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