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What’s On My Design Wall? – 12/14 December 14, 2009

Posted by Pam in KC in music quilt, music star back.

This week it’s my Design Floor. The design wall is only 60 x 80, so it simply won’t work for this project. This is the backing for Music Star. Each large square finishes at 10 inches, so the backing will be about 90 x 110 when I finish it. The first 3 rows are sewn together and the next 3 are waiting to be sewn. I hope when it is finished it is a pretty day out so I can get a picture of the entire backing.

To help me keep my place as I pick up each row to sew, I’ve taken some of my flat head pins and written numbers on them with a permanent marker. These go in the top left corner of the odd # block. Then I flip the next block over on top of it and pin the right edge at the top to show me where the seam is supposed to go. I do this down on the floor so when I get to the sewing machine I don’t get the blocks out of order – or more accurately put them back in the correct order. So far, it has worked well.

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1. prairiemoonquilts - December 14, 2009

Cool backing! Did I miss the front, or will you eventually be showing it again? I like that panel out in the middle, too . . . great find!

2. Gari - December 14, 2009

I like how you have organized your rows. I watch Eleanor Burns just pick up all the blocks and sew them and I know that I would have mine upside down and/or backwards. I love that back, good use of fabric.

3. Gail - December 15, 2009

I really enjoy pieced backs, and how clever to include that panel.

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