It was not a good week: last Monday evening, I was gonna fuse the pieces of my mock Celtic knot cross to the background. I unpinned the bottom two pieces and shifted them straight down an inch or so, thinking that I could shift the entire cross by degrees as I fused the pieces. What could it hurt??
PLENTY!! (I'm sorry, there are no pictures of the results . . .)
So, Tuesday evening, I went shopping and bought more fabric and fusible web, and started over again. This time, I pressed vertical and horizontal lines in the background fabric to serve as guides to keep the pieces aligned. When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I slid a small, portable ironing pad under the background, and ironed all the pieces in place with no shifting of pieces (I at least learned THAT much).
Saturday morning, I was ready to quilt . . .
I originally planned on quilting around the shapes with a narrow zig-zag, but a quick trial showed how difficult (and unwieldy) that would be. So, I decided to grid-quilt the entire top to at least stitch down the long edges of the pieces in case the fusible web gave way.
I took the quilted (but unbound) piece to church yesterday . . . it was a big hit!! Some people gave me some great marketing ideas, and others requested a workshop on the no-sew technique (which only served to give me MORE ideas)!!
Last night, I made binding from the last of the fabric; this morning, I attached it. What do you think of the results? The quilt measures 44" by 67".
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