|This is actually an extra-long twin bed. Just realized I didn't take a photo of the back, which was pieced from four fabrics.|
The blocks were pieced, sashed and quilted in three separate sections (4 rows, 4 rows, and 3 rows). The sections were then joined before attaching the border and binding. Sandwiching in sections takes a bit of extra fabric and batting, so of course it follows that joining the sections takes some careful trimming and pinning. However, this method of quilting is a good option if you have neck and shoulder issues. (I think of those issues as "the quilter's dirty little secret," because I suspect that many of us deal with them but rarely talk about it. Young quilters would be wise to develop habits that make the quilting process as easy on their bodies as possible. We all want to keep doing what we love as long as we can!)
Moving on. Fabrics have been chosen for the next triple-arch window quilt (using the upper half of the autumn forest panel shown in the last blog post).
|My favorite dry stone wall fabric, also used in The Visit and The Tower. This will be the main wall.|
|A different dry stone wall fabric. This will be the inner arches and sills.|
Happy spring! Or autumn, depending on your hemisphere.