Success At Last

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Magic Stash & Whack Quilts by Bethany Reynolds Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? Finding my error before I quilted the second panel. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be very very precise in positioning the design before you cut. ABSOLUTELY, if you're quilting it in sections, lay the pieces out to be sure that you haven't sewn the border to the wrong end of a panel.

What you will need

  • Cotton throughout.

Q&A with TerryChase

MarjorieV asked:
I feel your pain - I spent too much time undoing my last 'masterpiece' - Sometmes the instructions just are not clear so your good sense pays off. Looks like you quilted each section and then sewed them together. How did this process work? Do you recommend it?
TerryChase answered:
I finally got all the pieces together. In essence the process involved leaving 2" unquilted on each edge-to-be-merged. Then I carefully pinned back the layers only exposing the batting. Being EXTRA careful, I trimmed 1/4" off the batting edges. Then I sewed the front pieces together. Then I tucked in the back and top-stitched it. I would have liked to have done that in reverse--back first then top stitch front, but it was too important to match the pattern on front. Finally I quilted the 4" where the pieces joined. The quilting disguised the extra seam from the top stitching. It is not an easy process. I'm not sure which is harder--quilting a queen-sized piece all at once or doing it in pieces.
Pamillia asked:
Wonderful quilt & great advice. I am with MarjorieV, How does this process work & do you recommend doing it this way? Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
TerryChase answered:
Adding to the comment I put on MarjorieV, though I haven't connected the pieces yet, I'm getting creative. If it works, I'll tell you both.