So far, so good, but I have many more flowers to make to get it to the right size for my hutch runner. I also have more reds to put in, as I like lots of variety!
Next was quilting this small quilt for our guild philanthropy group.
It's been waiting for over two months, and I need it moved out. Unfortunately, when I unfolded it, the back was the same size as the front. As longarmers know, this is a problem.
Instead of sewing extra side pieces onto the back for loading, then praying those pieces didn't become part of the quilt, I decided to take a different approach. And probably one most longarmers would not take!
My idea was to baste the back to the batting, and use the stitch lines as guides, and the batting as the pieces for loading, being careful not to stretch them.
Then the front was laid on top, with every edge pinned, even the bottom.
Here's a fun view of the back on the frame.
Alignment was checked and adjusted with each roll. Fortunately, this was not a large quilt, so the technique worked quite well. The first picture and this picture have light behind the quilt to show the matching of the front and back.
A few other things got done, such as picture prep for a Road2CA class, fabric gathering for said class, embroidering a couple quilt lables, handstitching binding, general organizing, and our guild's new member party. What a busy weekend! Now I'm off to a just as busy quilt week!
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