I'm really happy with how it turned out, I think it is balanced but random. I think some of the balance comes from using one collection and some of it from the technique I used. I was (and still am) a bit apprehensive about wonky cutting with this collection, I'm not sure if the style of quilt I have in mind will suit the fabric.
This is my first time using a charm pack and the pinked edges really threw me, which I wasn't expecting. Here's a close up of wonky loveliness ...
Next up - a finish, yay! I have finished the brown bag doll's quilt that Ruby helped me piece ...
I edge-turned the binding and quilted it with randomly spaced horizontal lines, and by 'randomly spaced' I mean I couldn't be bothered marking out any lines and thought I'd be able to just get it pretty close to equally spaced by eye. Turns out there's a very good reason for marking out your quilting. Here's what I learnt with this quilt:
- you should mark out your quilting, even if you are doing something seemingly straightforward, especially if you're a beginner (like me).
- my machine is horrendous for quilting (with and without a walking foot), I struggled to get the tension right (and still couldn't get it right), it skipped stitches.
- If you are edge-turning you need to consider start and end points for the quilting because the quilting won't end up running under the binding rather it goes with the binding.
- I need a lot more practice with binding, I still hate doing it even with edge-turned binding.
- Despite all of this the girls love playing with it and from a distance it looks lovely.
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