Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Week #7 - Lake Quilt a Long

It's Week 7 of our Lake Quilt-A-Long
Let's get going!

Our photos are courtesy of Karin Pope of the UK. Thanks so much - they're really great!

As usual we need to prepare our pieces for sewing. We cut out the pattern sections and join those who need it.

Piece BU is a piece that needs to be joined. It has one side saying join to piece 60 and on the other side saying sweet nothing. Believe me you need to join these two pieces.

Make your colour choices again and write yourself little notes onto the paper so that you won't make mistakes later.
Remember to use the same fabric for the water as in section #3 and #4.

Then its onto making those little fishes......

As you can see, the eye of the little fish are really small.

You can always choose to NOT add the eyes and embroider an eye on later if you like. All good.

Some places only require something like 2 stitches....... WHAAAAT? Not to worry. It will still hold.

Now we get to Piece BL - (what in the H was I thinking.....)
The numbering is whack!!!

The pieces for the eye cannot work the way it is numbered. You have 2 choices:

Choice 1-
You will need to cut off the piece at piece 7 and remember to add a 1/4" seam to both sides.

Then from the centre of the eye as piece 1 work it out as the other fish pieces. 13 becomes number 4 etc.

Choice 2 -
You don't cut anything off, but you make yourself a piece as shown here that will be the "eye" section and then sew that in place over the section where the numbering is "10; 11; 12"
Remember it's tiny so don't make it large size. Let the piece BL guide you as to how big this needs to be. Remember the seam allowances too.

After all that you will be called NINJA!!
Well Done!

This is our Piece #7 of our Lake Quilt - Isn't it gorgeous! I just Love those fabrics...

You can sew piece #6 and #7 together and also both rows of the quilt. Remember to line up your pieces....

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?



Anonymous said...

Gorgeous fish! That is such an elaborate quilt, and that eye so tiny! I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's looking so great now that weeks 5,6,7 can be joined with the first four weeks!! I'm really behind but I'm still working on it (just SLOWLYYY! :/ )

Angela said...

Looks great!