The story never ends when the quilting magic begins
October 9, 2011
Bella and Edward Wedding Quilt: A Pieced Top
I've wanted to check in all weekend and update the quilt's progress, but I kept my nose to the grindstone instead. I was able to work for a couple of hours yesterday because soccer games were postponed due to the weather. (Cold weather has finally arrived in Colorado....with rain. ugh!) I wasted a bit of my time sewing one of the rows incorrectly.... I never learn. I finished sewing the top today.
I'm trying to decide how much to square the top up. I have about an inch of seam allowance to work worth. I do want the blocks to float in the setting triangles so I will probably trim to 1/2" beyond the block points.
The top pieced together without too many issues beyond the one I mentioned above because I didn't double check myself. I did end up increasing the squares I used for the four corners to 10" and then cutting them on the diagonal. I sewed them on last. I used a scant 1/4" to sew the blocks into rows and the rows into the top so I think that helped gain the scant extra I needed to have the quilt measure 42.5 x 56.5 (without seam allowance).
I'm dying to piece some blocks for the backing, but I'm also dying to finish the quilt and send it to the quilter. I've never used blocks in a backing before and I'm not sure how my quilter would like or not like me if I did. I'd have to draft them and my confidence is at a low point at the present time even though I know I need to do some for a future project anyway and should just do them now.
My name is Shannon. I'm a Twilight Quilter. My story isn't unique. Twilight fans around the globe have found ways to express their love for the books in many creative endeavors. I happen to love quilting so that is my chosen medium.
Once a member of the group that made the award winning Twilight Quilt for Stephenie Meyer, I am now on my own.
Join me as I am inspired to quilt Twilight.
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I am not affiliated with Stephenie Meyer, but I'd like to be.
I have no association with any other Twilight quilting or craft groups at this time, nor do I want to be.
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All of the blocks and quilts must be directly credited to the creative genius that is Stephenie Meyer. I cannot in good faith take sole credit for any of the blocks or quilts because they are directly inspired by her written word. It is only my good fortune that I have such amazing material from which to channel my creativity.