25 February 2015

WIP: To Deviate or Nah?

Last weekend I put in some time on the True Colors quilt kit. It is all together except for ironing and borders. This is the point where I need to decide if I should deviate from the pattern and do something to make it bigger or just go with it and be done.

According to the pattern this will finish at 74"x90" which seems a little small for a queen

If I go with the pattern there will be an additional 9 inches of borders on each side, which may be enough for me to feel like it really is queen size... Or at least would cover the mattress.

04 February 2015

WIP: Kit Work

Recently I've been trying to watch my waistline so that the wedding dress I bought back in August will still fit me in June. Towards this aim, I ditched Superbowl Sunday in favor of Sewing Sunday. After taking the beast for a romp in the snow, I spent a good 6 hours working on the True Colors quilt kit.

Echo really loves giant fields of snow. And cornstalks.

I made all the HST corner pieces and the flying geese units for the stars. Everything is ironed and ready to be made into blocks.

To trim or not to trim? That is the question...

I'm undecided if I'm going to trim things up before I make the blocks. The instructions don't have anything about trimming, I don't usually trim anything (which may explain my terrible point alignments...), and I would really hate to mess it up this far along. Suggestions?