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UFO Quilting – An Further Update
Today is another update on how I’m progressing with the patchwork fronts for my two single bed quilts for our new bunk beds.
In my last update about this project I told you I had finished one patchwork front.
Well, I’ve had my sewing machine out on the kitchen table again, and had several more short sessions of sewing up 8″ square blocks and adding them to the second quilt front.
The good news is that I’ve now finished the second patchwork quilt front.
The matress that was airing, that I used to spread out the first quilt front, has now been put on the top bunk, but I’ve managed to hang this second patchwork out over the side of the bunk to photograph it, using some pillows to weight down the one row that’s over the top to hold it in place.
Quite like the first one, obviously, as I’d used the same materials in 8″ blocks for both, but because I’d added blocks randomly there is some difference in actual layout between them.
So now it is on with the next stage of the project – preparing the fronts ready for the actual quilting. I went over the 1st one carefully snipping off thread ends before begining the actual layering.
Now I know many do the layering on the floor, but my health/disabling conditions mean I can’t do that. So my solution is to open out the pull out sofa bed and work on that while sitting on a box stool.
I’ve got as far as just spreading everything out.
I know I had done some measuring and calculating before staring the patchwork, and cutting the black cotton sheet and the wadding, but I wanted to be sure that the wadding was slightly larger than the patchwork and the backing larger than that – and would you beliece it – I’d actually got things right. And as it is coming out at just longer and wider than the top of a double bed sized sofa bed I know it will totally cover somebody sleeping in either of the two 3 foot, single bed, sized bunks.
And rest! I’m finding the whole project an exhausting, mamoth, task, and have to rest a lot both while working on each stage of the project and before I tackle the next step, but I am pleased with how my “Big” Work In Progress is coming along.
So, that’s how far I’ve got at the point of writing this post, but keep an eye out for more posts about how I’m getting on with this “‘Big’ Work In Progress” in the future.
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