Saturday, December 8, 2012
After 78 1/2 hours all those itty bitty foundations are joined into a top. It now should be 60" square. I haven't measured it as I still need to spend a few more hours removing the papers. Now that I am finished I want to get into and start another one. Think I may be becoming addicted. It went together so easily. Judy Niemeyer writes really good instructions. My only (: is the amount of extra fabric that is not used from her original purchase requirements. For my classes I will go through the instructions and calculate the specific amounts required. I know you need to keep straightening up etc when you cut but I usually allow 5% of fabric for this when I design a pattern. Judy seems to have allowed a bigger margin. With the tight quilting economy in Australia I think it would make a difference.
I will not get to quilt this top until January as now I really do need to concentrate on some customer tops. Decided I will put my old Longarm back into my sewing room so I can have a custom on the new one and do the overalls on the older one. I still have about four days to go on the Baltimore I have on my frame and since the customer won't be home for another four weeks it can come off for a while.
But come the New Year it will be major family and sewing room rearrangements.