This quilt of love is almost done! I have really looked forward to and enjoyed making each chapter. My face would light up when I would see Sherri’s email filled with the templates and instructions for each months addition:). What a SWEET journey this has been.
Isn’t this section beautiful? Matching those points was a bear though. I could really use some advice on perfecting points. If you have any, let me know because I must have sewn and unsewn 3 or 4 times on some of these. Here is an example– you can see the gap even though I thought I was sewing to perfection.I gently removed the stitches and tried again with pins only to have it off again. So I unsewed again and only stitched a few stitches just over the point That helped quite a bit and the re-do matching was much easier if it still came out a bit off. I finally got the point to match, but the fabric is puckerey. Puckers don’t bother me as much because it is a quilt and quilts are by their nature, puckered.Dont get me wrong, I would prefer perfection, but hey, I’m not perfect.
I used my handy Perfect Circles templates to help with the circles by the stem.It was easy to get these perfect circles by whip stitching around the template and ironing right over the plastic. I sprayed them pretty heavily with starch as well. When the circle was dry and cool, I just had to snip one running stitch and pull the template out for these perfect circles!
I absolutely LOVE this quilt and block. Thank you for reading about my journey. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday:)!
If you have any tips on point matching other than sew more accurately, I would love to hear them:)