FOTY 2015 Nearing the Finish Line

FOTY 2015 - pre-Grand Parlor Progress
FOTY 2015 – pre-Grand Parlor Progress

I finally got my ducks in a row and got back to piecing/chunking Fabric of the Year 2015. The last time we talked, the piece was in about 9 sections and I was facing some serious partial seaming (left).

After taking the 9k to the repair person (look for a post on that soon), I did a bunch of work and decided to take some time and work on this piece. I could sew a few seams, avoid the partial seaming until the last second and make some progress.

FOTY 2015 - nearing the end
FOTY 2015 – nearing the end

It was great! I have about 2/3ds of the top piece and nobody died. I didn’t have to rip much and the piece looks great!

I was so pleased at how the partial seaming went. It went as planned and looks normal. No puckers or pleats. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I didn’t learn partial seaming in any class. I watched Eleanor Burns do it on TV and went from there. (I know I have to get the lesson ready for the Sampler class. Have no fear! In the near future, I will make sure you and Frances know what I know.)

Partial Seams - Nice and Flat
Partial Seams – Nice and Flat
FOTY 2015 - Partial Seaming Required
FOTY 2015 – Partial Seaming Required

Of course the hard part of the partial seaming comes next. I can’t sew anymore “large” chunks together because of the blue section, which requires some fancy footwork (or hand as the case may be). I was called away before I could get started and keep looking at the blue section wondering which seam will go next. I think the key will be to just pick a section and go for it. I am also convinced that a bolt of lightning will hit me and I will think, “why didn’t I think of doing that section?”, then the whole last third will come together and I will be finished.

Until the bolt, however, I think the key will be to just pick one and go for it. Ripping might come up, but that won’t kill me.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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