I thought I’d jump in here and show you that I have actually been doing some sewing. And I have a finished quilt top to show for it!
You know how bloggers show a picture and say that it looks crooked because of the camera angle? Well, this quilt looks wonky because it is!! It will present a real challenge for “quilting out the bumps” as they say. But that particular headache is for another day, because this one was its own headache!
I inherited a set of 9-degree wedge rulers, and decided to give them a try. I figured it would be a great way to use up scraps if I sewed long strips and cut the wedges from there. I played around in Electric Quilt and came up with this layout and thought it would look pretty good.
For my first try using these rulers, I probably should have used a solid fabric instead of strips. But you know what they say about hindsight. So, it turns out that with all the seams and such, each wedge was not quite exactly a 9 degree angle. So when it came time to sew the curved seams in each block, there was some fudging to do. A. Lot. of. Fudging! In fact, I wound up stitching a gathering line at the inside circle edge to help made everything fit. It’s kind of fun to try to smooth this top out – you get one circle flat, then the others all bump up. Kind of like Whack-A-Mole!
And I don’t want to talk about the border! Just . . . no.
I was really disgusted with this project and swore I would never use those rulers again. But, now that it’s been hanging on my wall for a couple of days, I kind of like it. So, maybe I’ll try another project with those rulers after all.
Just not anytime soon!