Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Strawberry Patch

I've never really named a quilt before, but what a quilt to start with, huh?

Loving the fabric - Strawberry Fields for those who live under a rock - and love the pattern - Patchwork Wheel by Don't Call me Betsy.

I have been a bit frustrated, though, at things not lining up as well as I want them to. This fabric is so very soft - I think it has more give to it than I'm used to. I also stared at the pattern for a little while trying to decide which way to iron which seams and finally just figured I'd iron them all open so I didn't have to worry about it. Well, nestled seams line up better than ironed open seams. And finally, my method for making HST puts the edge of the square on the bias, causing LOTS of stretch, a problem that could have largely been eliminated if I'd used spray starch. Lesson learned.

But, that little bit of wonk is not stopping me from loving this. I'm searching around for backing & binding now.

And this one is all mine!