Thursday, May 10, 2012

Coming Together

 My priority right now is finishing the Mirror Centennial Quilt.  This morning I got 3 of the four rows together, and I have to say, I really like this block-by-block technique.

Butt, butt, butt
Back sashing
The blocks are attached by narrow sashing on the front and by wider sashing, folded for a clean edge, on the back, which hides the butting-up of the already-quilted blocks.  Before hand-sewing the back sashing, though, I'll herringbone the edges of the butted blocks together for extra sturdiness.

Row Two - Mirror Centennial Quilt

After the hand-finishing, the rows will be attached to each other with long sashing in the same fashion.  Once all four rows are together, the unit will be treated like a 'medallion' and borders will be added.  (The Craftsy Class, "Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine", taught by Ann Petersen, has given me such confidence to do this project, for which I am very thankful!)

My deadline is May 23, as I am taking the quilt down to Dawn Hunt in Calgary for appraisal, and I leave May 24.  Onward and upward!


shirley said...

This is looking good. It will be a real treasure.

Judy Warner said...

Hi Margaret,
I have always wondered how workable this way of making a quilt was. Will be interested to know if you still like it when you are done.
The blocks look great.