Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WIP learning how to.....

So, I'm home alone today, the other half and the dogs have gone fishing for the day, and I decided I would get started on basting my raw circles quilt and working out how to quilt it.

As any regular readers will know I had surgery a week ago.... I'm supposed to be taking it easy.... I'm also a stubborn, independent and today unsupervised individual, who has just discovered the batting piece she had put aside for the raw circles is short in one corner by a 12 x 6" strip.....

Bother, I thought.... well actually it was another word beginning with B but am trying to keep this civil....

so today I am mostly learning a) how to be a good girl, ignore the screaming car keys and possibility of a short drive to my nearest LQS for a replacement piece of batting which will fit nicely and b) how to best join the batting - whether to add a small strip in the corner, or cut the piece down the middle and rejoin it with one piece turned through 90 degrees so it fits better.  

Anyone..... ??? 

Linking up with Freshly Pieced.


  1. Good question. I would be more likely to cut it so it is straight and add a whole new strip, avoiding a 90* angle which could go wonky...

    And now I can yell at you for even thinking of going out you silly girl! You behave!!! ;)

  2. Ditto - best to have one long seam! Wanna give that gorgeous quilt the best chance! :)

  3. I absolutely love the look of that quilt, and I do hope you feel better soon. You have also solved a huge dilemma for me... I recently used a free tutorial and completely forgot where I'd got it from, which is an issue in wanting to make sure I credit it on my blog. Just saw Cluck Cluck Sew on your side bar and remembered that's where it was! Thanks for that ;-)

  4. Your circle quilt is great, take care of yourself, I know it's hard!! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.


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