Monday, January 23, 2012

Squaring Up!

Well, I have to say I'm quite pleased with the quilting on my first storybook quilt. Amazingly, the quilting got better the more I did.  Hmmmm, must be true, practice makes you better!  ;)   I did have to switch thread after the first few blocks from Aurifil (cotton 40 wt) to Isacord (polyester 40wt). The cotton kept breaking. I did lower my tension, but still kept breaking. I usually quilt with Isacord (recommended by Leah Day) because that's what I use to machine embroider. I was trying the Aurifil, because I had heard such good things about it.

I started squaring up my blocks 15 1/2" x 151/2"

4 blocks done!

16 blocks to go! :(
I have to say that squaring up the blocks, making sure that the sashing is even on all sides and getting them all exactly 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" is the hardest part of the quilt so far. Hopefully I will get them squared up soon and start the joining process.

I'm linking up with Canoe Ridge Creations for Sew Modern Monday and Sew Happy Geek for Manic Monday!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Sew Happy Geek

Color Me Quilty!



  1. It looks great! I've been doing some fmq too, isn't Leah the best?!
    Now get back to quilting! ;)

  2. I love purple. beautiful blocks'

  3. It's looking great! Love that fabric and your FMQ is beautiful!

  4. This is going to be such a cute project! I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing and good luck squaring ;-)

  5. I love your storybook, how cute! And the FMQ looks great!