Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lake Quilt-A-Long #5

Today is our #5 installment of the Lake Quilt a Long
We are already starting the second row of piecing this week.

Our photo's are courtesy of Karin Pope of the UK. Thanks so much! They're wonderful and your art quilt is looking fabulous!

Let's get to it -

 As usual preparation is really the key!!
You need to cut out your pattern pieces, tape the larger ones together - you can use bits of sellotape - and plan your colours.

This piece of our quilt will sit next to the piece #1 so you need to carry on with those colours you used for the trees and the edge of the lake.

Write onto each segment the colour you need so that you don't have to go back to the colour chart every single time.

You can precut a few scraps for each piece or you can lay out your colours in front of you and pull from that pile each time you need it.

Eventually you will get a 'rhythm' that works for you and you can stick to that if its comfortable for you.
 Then its onto the sewing!!

 Make each of the segments first before sewing them all together.

That's where the instruction sheet kicks in - once you have your pieces sewn, then it shows you how to put them all together to finish your block.

Here is a close up of piece AV.
you will notice that this piece has a slight angle to it.
What Karin done was sew in one direction from the angle and then turn the piece around and sew on the line up to the place where she started.
You can also just keep sewing in one direction as long as you stay on the line and go with the angle it gives you.

This is our Piece #5 finished. The goose is looking great!

Unfortunately you can't sew #5 to anything yet. Once the row (#5,6,7) are done, you can join them together and then sew the two rows together. 

This is our Lake Art Quilt so far ... Really lovely!

Now it's your turn !!

** If you missed the previous weeks blog posts on how we put it all together, you can find them in the Art Quilt page - under the image of the Forest or the Lake. Each of the 12 weeks will also be posted there for others who will make their quilt a little later....


Anyone still looking to join us with the Lake QAL?


1 comment:

Katie V said...

So beautiful! Looks like it takes a great deal of time and dedication. Great job!