Some of you might remember a couple of months ago I was commissioned to do a queen-size wedding quilt.
Well, silly me thought I could quilt it on my new little sit down longarm but realized very quickly that I could hardly even handle just the top, let alone the top, batting and a back and then try to move it around in the little space I have to work in.
So, I got smart and asked my friend Sue over at Summit Creek Quilts if she would quilt it for me. She did quilt it beautifully and then said she would love to barter the quilting if I would piece a king size quilt top for her. Everything except the border and she would add the border. How fast do you think I said yes!! Oh, yeah!!
So, now I have my part done ~
I learned some really good lessons on this quilt top. First, Sue wanted the borders, the bird blocks and the black blocks all fussy cut. These diamonds each measure unfinished 19.5" x 11", so fussy cutting took quite a bit of extra fabric. Then, I have never pieced on the diagonal. And never tried to make sure the points matched on diamonds sewn together on the diagonal!!
I think the cutting took longer than the piecing and I must say I am happy to have my part done!! Sue said as soon as she gets it quilted I can take pictures of the completed quilt and post them here - so stay tuned!!
Until next time!