Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wonky Top On Point Pieced

Finally got the quilt pieced on point. I took my time cutting so's not to cut the triangles around the border too small. I took your advice and drew a line from point to point then stitched 1/4" on both sides of the line, then cut the along the line. It worked really well to keep the bias from distorting. I was surprised how well it went to together once I started sewing. ALL the seams lined up perfectly, first time EVER.

Here's how I pieced it:
I sewed together four quarters

Then made two halves

Then started from the center and sewed toward the outside corner

Then went back to the center and sewed to the opposite corner

I pieced it this way so that I wouldn't have to line up a lot of seams all in one go. Doing it this way minimized the chance of sewing wonky seams. 

Anyway, my friends, I'm now considering putting a border or two on this monster. We shall see. Toodle loo.