Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP it - *light bulb moment*

I figured out why my seams and sizes weren't right today. It really was a light bulb/duh moment. The guide I was using was not 1/4" like I thought it was, because the foot I'm using isn't a 1/4" foot. Genius I am. I figured out that the feed dog was 1/4" though and then thought, well...I can't see that edge when there's fabric in the way...what am I doing to do? *ding, ding, ding* Use painter's tape. Such a magical thing that stuff is. So far, so good. Nice even seams and straight lines.

I started working on my Lucy's Crab Shack quilt today after I figured out what was wrong with my seams. Yay! I really didn't want to open up that jelly roll, but I had to do it. I have to say though that I'm not a fan of the pinked edges. Lots of fabric bits everywhere.

picking the order of the zig zags
I'm pretty much following this tutorial here for the zig zags (I like it because she doesn't use triangles, I don't want to learn triangles just yet, maybe next quilt). The only thing I'm not using is a solid, so I had to adjust how I am doing my strips and how they'll sit on the quilt and my quilt will be smaller. I'm not quite sure how much smaller at this point though because I'm unsure of my calculations. I'm okay with that though. This is my first quilt and I'm all for experimenting with the size of it and what not.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would really like to see this all have quite a stack there.

Melissa said...

Thanks. I can't wait for it to all come together. I'll have to step away from it this weekend because of work. It makes me a little sad. lol

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thanks for visiting by post...appreciate it. a break is good sometimes

Alison said...

This is such cute fabric! I agree with you that the fuzzy edges of jelly rolls are a pain, nobody ever talks about how much lint pre-cuts generate!

Melissa said...

Very cute. I can't wait to get this all pieced and sewn up. Thanks for stopping by my post.