|chosen fabrics - some Lush, denyse schmidt and other fun picks!|
|Quilted top before binding|
What I learned:
- Don't piece the objects in such a way that the background could be part of the object. For instance - the way I pieced the tree background at the lower left looks as if it could be an extension of the tree where I used the darker piece. Maybe I'm just being a perfectionist!
- Press your seams OPEN. Now if I had listened to Rachel, I would have done this, and I did it on the tree, star and hills, but not on the background. I think it makes a difference, because you can see the separation more prominently on the seams that are pressed to the side and it looks less uniform.
- Careful with the background piecing where the cuts are going to be. I think mine worked out OK except to the right of the tree where you can see white and tan on a diagonal. It would have been better if those fabric colors were closer.
- Careful with the quilting after you've done the embroidery. My walking foot seems to have snagged the quilting around the star which I was able to fix, but I'll watch out for that next time!
|Finished Mini Quilt!|
On to Rainbow road, which is quilted but not bound yet! More soon! Lily.