Tuesday, August 7, 2012
First two rows of Hot for Chocolate part 1
I love it!
Remember I have to do two tops and each top has 5 rows so this is 10% of assembling the rows. Plus the sashing on the top and sides does not have cornerstones and will be added after all of these are assembled.
How did I assemble this row?
I attach 3 squares to a strip of the brown.
I can line them up and zip them on pretty fast.
Yes, of course, these are 1/4" seams, we are quilting after all.
This is a little hard to see.
The pattern has you cut the strips into 8/5 inch strips but I think it is easier to sew them on and then cut them.
Hey, you can do it either way when you are making your quilt!
I add a fourth one that has nothing on the side.
Since this quilt has sashing without cornerstones, those ends will be added like a border.
Once all four are joined, I flip them over and iron the seams into the sashing.
To make that row, I do cut 8.5 inch pieces of the sashing.
OK, that's all for today.
We will continue tomorrow. But don't worry, there is a happy ending to this story!
I was away in NYC and my return flight was canceled so I spent an extra night and dropped some money on a hotel room just to sleep nearby and return for a 6:30 am flight. Grr, I could have spent that money on fabric. Flying just isn't as much fun as it used to be! I spent all of yesterday just drooling and recovering so this top might not get put together as quickly as you might expect! I was pooped and a bit stressed out. I am glad to be home and thinking about quilting but before that, I did have a great time!