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Type of item: Functional
leftovers from 2012 BOM quilt; Aurifil, Bottomline & Isacord thread; cotton batting
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to try the step down piecing.
What are you most proud of?
I did all the quilting with my walking foot - even the arcs in the small squares. This was OK for this size quilt but if it were bigger there would be a lot of wrestling with the quilt to turn it. I would then go to FMQ with the darning foot
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This little quilt measures about 24" x 26" - will probably end up as yet another chair cover for the dog! I changed the square size to 4" finished for the big squares & 2" finished for the small squares. I'm not sure I would want to make a bigger quilt using this technique as I think it would get really awkward to sew on the squares to a large already sewn part of the quilt top and would be kind of tedious. It might be OK if the squares are bigger for a bigger quilt.