Monday, April 30, 2018
Hmmm...really re-thinking the name Happy
I am doing this in a Quilt-As-You-Go method, and I have quilted the first row...which measured 12 1/2" x 60 1/2" prior to quilting and after quilting measured 12" x 58 1/2".
The checkered row is the next row and has not yet been quilted, but look at the difference in lengths.
Every other row in the quilt is checkered, and I was not going to quilt the checkered row until after I had the rows on either side of the checked row sewn on. This is going to be interesting!!!
Anyone every had to deal with this situation, I would sure like to know what you did. I am new to Quilt-As-You-Go techniques, and this one has me stumped. I posted the picture and question on the Quilt-As-You-Go facebook page, and so far the responses have all said that there will be shrinkage, and I should quilt all the rows before joining them together, but that is not what I wanted to do.
And guess what....there is another little girl due to arrive in October.
I am so blessed to have my eleven grandchildren that bring so much happiness in my life. So what's a little quilt shrinkage when my family is still growing.