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January 3, 2013

Custom Queen Sized 30s Barn Raising Progress #2

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The custom queen-sized 30s Barn Raising Quilt I am making is coming right along.  This is the progress over the last two days.  Two of the three segments are sewn together and pressed, two hundred and sixty times over!!  Only 225 blocks are required for a queen-sized quilt, but I made extra to make coordinating pillow covers.  The row on the left side is the next segment of the nine-patch blocks ready to be added.

{ETA:  I didn't have as many blocks as I thought and ended up with only a few extra, so no pillow covers!}


Stitching the segments together went amazingly fast and simply since I didn't pin any of them!!  Can you imagine not pinning those seams together?  Not one pin, and all the seams meet perfectly!  I decided to give it a try since I was confident the segments were accurate since they began as an precut jelly roll, and I had been very careful in sewing the strips together, cutting the segments, and ironing them.  I placed the pressed seam away from me toward the presser foot so the pressure on the top layer would securely butt it into the seam on the bottom segment.  I'll take a picture of this when I add the third segment since those words don't seem to make a lot of sense.

1 comment :

Pamela said...

Wow, that is a lot of blocks to make! They look wonderful, can't wait to see the finished quilt!