Top and Bottom Section Assembly (from Week 19)
Week 19 was the start of actual sewing to put the quilt together.
A silly mistakeI was so excited to get to this part and get sewing, but when I pulled out all my completed blocks, I found several of them to be looking a little dingy. Sweaty hands + white fabric + embroidery hoop = not quite white fabric. It was irritating me. It was then that I made made a decision that I'm now seriously regretting... I tried hand washing the unfinished blocks and of course some of the colours ran!
|Wiseman's bird with reddish halo from the thread colours that have run.|
|Toby with some extra "shading and shadows" thanks to colour runs.|
Frustrated but still keen to move on to assembly I've left them as-is for now and pressed on. Hopefully a good wash once the quilt is finished and bound, with several colour catcher sheets in with it, will sort it out. It will be fabulous if that does work but as this is neither a gift or a show quilt I'll still enjoy the end product even if it doesn't.
So anyway... moving on...
Lets get sewingAssembling the top and bottom sections of the quilt were the focus of this week.
For the top section I took the finished and trimmed to size embroidery block for Sarah, the Worm, a Goblin, Wiseman & his hat and Toby and added sashing to each as per the assembly instructions.
|Sarah with sashing|
|The Worm with sashing|
|Goblin with sashing|
|Wiseman with sashing |
(if you look close you can see where the colours have run :()
|Toby with sashing|
(again the colour runs can be seen if you look for it)
Once the sashing has been added to each of the blocks, they can be joined to make the top section.
|Labyrinth Quilt #1 - top section|
Construction of the bottom section is similar. Sashing is added to the individual blocks for Hoggle, Helping Hands, False Alarms, Junk Lady and Ludo.
|Hoggle with sashing|
|Helping Hands with sashing|
|False Alarm with sashing|
|Junk Lady with sashing|
|Ludo with sashing|
|3x bottom section blocks joined with additional sashing|
Finally, Hoggle and Ludo are added to either end making up the bottom section of the quilt.
|Labyrinth Quilt #1 - Bottom section|
Up next... side sections from Week 20.