|Building a corner|
Did I mention there are millions of pieces to organize and put in the right place?!?
This was just one of the challenges I came across. I pieced too many side triangle units (totally my fault!) so didn't haven't enough pieces left for the 4 corner units. I had to deconstruct some of the blocks on the left and magically turn them into the blocks on the right. It was not as easy as it seems... or maybe it's just my covid brain?!?
Miles of HST borders were sewn for each side of the quilt.
Wow did I work hard to finish this quilt top! I feel like this must be similar to getting a PhD in quiltmaking!
It's a large quilt (84" square) and became bulky to work with, and it was surprisingly heavy sewing the long diagonal seams.
I did something when making this quilt that I have never done before in all my years of sewing. I sewed a flower head pin right into a seam! I didn't see it as I was sewing and only noticed it when the clunking sound started!
I unstitched the seam and extracted the pin.
Look at the pin now! Can you believe it?! I almost sewed the flower in half!
I'm sure the sewing machine needle must have been damaged by sewing over the pin, so both the pin AND the needle went into the garbage. Too much drama!
Here is the inside of the quilt on the design wall. It still needed some trimming on the side, but this is how it looked before the borders were added. So cool how it looks like a 2 block quilt, but it isn't!