FOTY 2010 Progress: 2/25-2/27/2010

FOTY 2010: Start of the Day of Piecing
FOTY 2010: Start of the Day of Piecing

When I started piecing Sunday (the only day I had to piece over the weekend) the above photo shows where I started. I felt a little quilt nervous breakdown-ish. The reds and pinks were really making me a bit crazy. I gave myself the day to finish the top, but part of me didn’t think I would get through it.

FOTY 2010: Definite Piecing Progress
FOTY 2010: Definite Piecing Progress

I started off by unsewing a whole bunch of patches that I had pieced just to get something done on Thursday or some normally non-sewing day. Unsewing got me into the groove of sewing. Above you can see that I have started to get the reds and pinks under control. There was some kind of shift in my brain and working slowly through each patch allowed me to get into the groove and make progress.

FOTY 2010: Large Chunks Left
FOTY 2010: Large Chunks Left

Above: four large chunks left to sew together.

FOTY 2010: Top Finished
FOTY 2010: Top Finished

The top above is finished. At least the main part is finished. I haven’t decided if I will add another grey border to accommodate the quilting process. I am concerned that the dots won’t match. As I turned away to come to the computer to write, I thought about piping as a way to accommodate the distortion of the quilting process and the dots not matching.

Not completely finished, but well on its way. If I can get the back done I can take it be quilted! YAY!

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “FOTY 2010 Progress: 2/25-2/27/2010”

  1. Wowee! You did it! I’m so impressed and it turned out even better than it looked on the design wall at the retreat. That grey dot border is just perfection. I like the piping idea (or maybe a really small border like .75″, black? or red? black/white checks? and then more of the grey dot, could be really great. Did you end up with extra diamonds for the back?
    This will be your PIQF entry this right right right?

    1. You are funny! I was thinking about entering it somewhere as I was reading some magazine last night. Perhaps PIQF. I have to see about a small border, but I think that will deal with the dot problem. I like your idea of checks. I was thinking stripes, so I will have to look and see (make visual decisions visually, right?) Thanks for your help!

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