I finished putting the Star Crossed Rainbow top together on Saturday. Once the blocks were together it went rather quickly. My 1/4 inch seams must be generous, because my blocks measured 1/4 inch too small. I think it was because of the pinked edges on the strips. I “should” have done a test block and measured it, and realigned my sewing line accordingly. Since all of my blocks were the same size I simply altered the size of the solid colored blocks. Everything fit together well in the end.
I used Myra’s (Busy Hands Quilts) free pattern “Star Crossed Rainbow” from her Etsy shop . Instead of forty different colors I used twenty, and made two sets of them. I hope to have this quilted and ready to go by the end of the month. It is to be a gift for some very dear friends on the occasion of their anniversary, which is on July 4th.
I’ve ben plugging along on the True Blue quilt. *Note to self: 8 inch wide end to end patterns can look just as nice as 6 inch wide ones, especially on a king size quilt. Each row takes about twenty minutes to sew. This quilt is 100 inches long, which means sixteen and a half rows, which means about six hours of continuous quilting. That doesn’t take into account, thread breaks, bobbin changes or operator errors. If I had made the rows 8 inches wide instead, I could have reduced that time to four plus hours. Its a learning process 🙂
Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday today.