Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A busy and highly motivated week of intensive sewing! I've been so enthused about this strippy quilt--I'd be thinking about it all day, eager to get to it in the evening.
The quilt top is all assembled, borders and all, after what seemed like MILES of foundation pieced sawtooth borders.
The results are worth the effort, but paper-piecing certainly is a mind-numbing process. And if the sewing itself isn't tedious enough, removing all the papers afterward is no fun at all.
One thing that helped was to fold down and score the paper on each seam line right after it was sewn. Ripping off those papers was tiresome, but they ripped quite cleanly and the task was done relatively quickly. Here's a peek of the completed top:
Things don't line up perfectly, so the quilt police would have a field day here. Let 'em! The small half square triangles are one inchers, but the sawtooth borders had to be oddly sized. In fact, the top and bottom borders are slightly different from the side borders. I am choosing not to be bothered by any of it. We will call it artistic license and leave it at that.
With luck, it will be off to Marge, the ace long-arm artiste this weekend.