It went together really well. I did any necessary trimming to size/squaring up, block by block, as I sewed each row.
Turns out I needn't have worried about pressing all the quarter circles one direction (toward the circle). It worked just fine to sew over that seam, and there was no shifting, thanks to strategic pinning and then using my trusty seam ripper, flat side down, to compress the bulkier seams as they went under the presser foot. No broken needles either, ha!
The full shot was taken with me standing on a chair and holding the camera up almost touching the ceiling. What we do for our quilts, huh?
It will finish at 72 x 90 inches. I love it!
It still needs a few things:
- Backing - Have to see what I've got in the stash.
- Quilting - Going to send this one out.
- Binding - Thinking of using more shirt scraps for the binding.
- Name - Considering "Plaid Portholes" or "Portholes in Plaid," but I reserve the right to change my mind, and your ideas are welcome.
As I have mentioned before, I used the pattern "Dad's Plaids" by Elsie Campbell for this quilt. It appears in her book String Quilts. You can also see a video of Elsie Campbell showing how to make this quilt on QNNtv.com, HERE. A subscription is required; I bought the monthly subscription for $2.99, well worth it just to be able to watch this video, but it also gives you access to hundreds more.
And as a final bit of random, how about a photo of the full moon earlier this month. It was so bright and clear to the naked eye, but my camera couldn't quite capture that image. Ah well, I think it's kind of cool anyway, through the creepy tree and all. Happy Halloween!