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Monday, February 28, 2011
Will the pieces fit??????
All the pieces are cut - but will they fit together ? The quilt club that I belong to, Stitchin' Friends (yep, same name as my blog - can you tell I like it?) is working on a double wedding ring table runner. At our meeting this month, we made the arcs and at the March meeting, we are to complete the arcs and cut out the centers and melon pieces. I can't be at the March meeting because of the Quilters of SC Spring meeting, so I have already cut mine out. I am so excited about this project, which will be a table runner. I selected my fabrics to match my dishes and I think it is going to look so cool.
Here is the picture of the pieces in the correct layout. So far so good - but then I have not tried to sew them together yet. Just seeing them at this point though makes me want to crank up the sewing maching and get 'er done.
I debated on the background fabric, but found this particular fabric at the Springs Creative sale this past week at $2/yard - so I took a chance that it would work and I really think it is perfect.
Now the next two pictures are for the members in my club, but of course I will share with you too - although they may not mean much. In cutting out the melons and centers I folded the template in half, marked the center line and then transferred the center line to the back side of the fabric. I am hoping that this will make the piecing go a little more accurate and easier. Not sure you can see the lines on the fabric, but they are there. I started to make them darker but was afraid they would show through on my fabric. Hopefully you get the idea. try clicking on the picture to enlarge it and maybe you can see the lines better.