Before any assembly could begin, a LOT of trimming had to happen...
Trimmings make me happy...
The trimming took a long, long time. The freezer paper templates used for the batting and backing had to be trimmed down and ironed to each and every block. Yikes. Wish I could have done that as the blocks were finished, but I was too chicken to do so without the instructor's full explanation!
A weird angle, but the best light I managed to snag! All trimmed except the centre medallion. That's not done until the spokes are joined. I love it, but I want it off my design wall.
So much marking.... and pinning!
Sewing this strange tube was, well.... strange. But I followed the directions, so it's gotta work, right?
I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts. The lovely Lorna had a slew of giveaways for the last 10 days. She's so generous!
P.S. This was one of my goals for Q2 of the 2016 Finish Along.
It's going to be gorgeous!ReplyDelete
That is absolutely stunning! It also looks extremely difficult! I'm going to have to look back at your previous posts to learn more about the process.ReplyDelete
That quilt is AMAZING! Well worth the time I am sure.ReplyDelete
I too like looking at my pile of trims and itty-bitty bits. It makes me feel so accomplished and it is usually so pretty with all of the colors. Sometimes I will save them in a bin until the quilt is done just to take a picture and then throw them all away.
This quilt is going to be so stunning. I am fascinated watching this portion of the progress; it's the part I don't really understand. "And then magic happens..."ReplyDelete
I was just thinking about your Technicolor Galaxy quilt the other day and wondering how progress was coming, what a coincidence! 😊 It is looking fabulous, I can't wait to see you finish it up!ReplyDelete
The more I see yours come together the more I wish I hadn't chickened out!ReplyDelete
Wow! It's coming together....after following this for the last year and a half, I'm happy it's getting to the finish line! I can't wait to see it!ReplyDelete
Such an amazing process! You have great patience. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous! (It already is!)ReplyDelete
This is just so gorgeous! I can't wait to see the whole thing revealed!! :-)ReplyDelete
It's really coming together beautifully!ReplyDelete
Wow this is so gorgeous - the low volume background really adds an amazing amount of depth. I LOVE this!ReplyDelete
Does it make you giddy just seeing it on the design wall? It does for me! It's really amazing -- can't wait to see it finished!ReplyDelete
Super gorgeous! Yay for you for forging ahead and making that binding! This is going to be beautiful.ReplyDelete
It is freaking (you know what I am really saying)awesome!! All those luscious low volumes makes me swoon.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to see it to this point. It's going to be amazing when it's finished.ReplyDelete
OMG!!! Can not WAIT to see this finished!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my, so pretty!ReplyDelete
I"m so ready to be done with mine, too! Looks great!ReplyDelete
Oh wow this is a stunner. The time and imagination that went into it! Wow. On behalf of the FAL hosts, thanks for playing along!ReplyDelete
You will be thrilled with this quilt when it is finished. No doubt.ReplyDelete
I learned that bias binding technique years ago, but I confess I no longer use it. I simply hack away at fabric on a 45-degree angle and then sew the bits back together.