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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Quilting Notes

Here's today's project: a crib sized Yellow Brick Road quilt top from some sea themed fabrics I picked up a couple years ago.    This is something like the fourth or fifth time I've used this pattern - it's deceptively complex looking, but is actually just strip quilting.

I took Carol Doak's Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing class on Craftsy, and while I've yet to do some paper piecing (there's some pondering a foot), I did use one tip.    She recommended basting together the blocks at the joins before actually joining the quilt, and I did that while joining the long strips.   It works really well- gives stability to those long seams over and above what pinning will do, and ensures the corners of the blocks actually match up.

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