Sunday, April 26, 2009
Mod Sampler Quilt Along
I am quite proud of my Mod quilt! You've seen them at the top there, and in another post already. I really wanted to get some better outside pictures of the whole thing, but it is either pouring rain or gale winds every day. That's the front...and back.
I like the back as much as the front. That is 'Fresh' by Moda.
My favorite block - with those pretty butterflies.
As my husband said - I was afraid it was just going to be a big, bright mess, but it looks pretty good. This was my largest quilt so far, as well as my first quilt along. Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! did an amazing step-by-step job of every aspect from color theory to finishing. I know how to sew, but have learned everything about quilting online. This would be a great place for a new quilter to start. Besides all the wonderful color theory, I learned the most regarding keeping blocks even and square.
Although her piecing accuracy speaks wonderfully to the Engineer in me, I found I AM NOT a perfect 1/4" stitcher. I set the machine and foot for 1/4", follow the edge nicely, measure- yep 1/4", press open then.....I'm off overall by at least 1/8"! Drove me nuts! I ended up hitting the needle position one more over and things were a bit better. Sometimes I'm right on, over, or under. That worries me a bit because I am looking forward to making something special for my Mom with the Aviary honeybun I won, and it looks like accurate piecing will be necessary.