The finished quilt is absolutely stunning...
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Oh, that turned out simply stunning!!!! I can hear it calling out to me and I'm pretty sure it is saying it wants to come live with me. :lol:
Bias edges can definitely be a challenge to work with. When I know I'm going to be working with bias edges I will really spray starch the fabric before I cut it out and sew it together. Since I started doing that I haven't noticed any real stretching problems with my bias edges. If it is something I'm going to hand quilt I only starch it lightly since it is rather difficult to evenly quilt through a heavily starched top. If I'm machine quilting I don't worry about it and use as much as needed to make sure nothing is going to slip or stretch on me. I hope this helps someone else who may be having bias edge issues.
In answer to the question "am I going to hang it?" I'm afraid it's going to my 4 year old. It's got a ways to go though because my machine quilting class will be in the next couple of months and then I'll complete it. I've been working on a hand quilted sampler for the better part of a year which, if I finish it before she's in college, will go to my six year old. I just did these quilts to learn how. My real work is going to be art quilting.
The starch idea is good. I didn't know that when I started this or I certainly would have done it. I have starch ready to go for my next piece.
Again, thanks for all the kind and helpful comments.
that is soooooooooo pretty. I wonder what your fabrics look like before they were stacked/whacked
That's one lucky four year old! If you're looking to adopt, I'm pretty sure I'm available! :lol: Actually, I've planned to do a stack-n-whack for awhile and after seeing your beautiful piece I'm just going to have to do it. Once I finish with my current project my girlfriend and I are going to work on a stack-n-whack. She even gave me some gorgeous fabric for it for Christmas so I am out of excuses.
Beautiful quilt. I love the colors.
I love the quilt - AWESOME! It turned out to be so great!
I know you just love this group - they are so great with the helpful ideas and saving ideas!