Since I had finished “Bridge Over the River KEW“, it was time to turn back to the Color Wheel quilt that I have been slowly working on for the past YEAR!!!
Now that the hand applique on the corner’s were finished I needed to turn these five pieces into one very BIG piece…..
I had been dreading this part of the process since it would be extremely easy to get the triangles off center and then the whole thing would be skewed. When doing the corner design I had marked all of the sewing lines, so it was easy to match those lines up, iron a crease where the sewing line would go and then simply sew along the marked line….
After the initial sewing, I laid the top out on the floor and used the laser square to see how close it was….
There was one corner that needed some work…..
….but a bit of ripping and re-sewing soon had that fixed.
The bottom line is that the final trim will be very close but I will get it quilted and then see where it is.
Next I needed to make a back for the quilt and at this point I started asking myself exactly what I was thinking when I designed this quilt and WHY did I make it so big!!!
It was fun using a number of multi-colored pieces of fabric for the back…..
…..especially the cute psychedelic VW Bug fabric!!
So for now, I will put this into the line-up for quilting….it is number three in the queue.
2 thoughts on “What was I thinking?”
It’s so pretty, Frances!
You are so close to the finish line. Great to see it come together and look wonderful.
I think it is fun to piece backings for these quilts. Lots of great fabrics in big pieces work so well.