Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Uncoordinated Assembly Line

I am nearly finished sewing the middle design of my CCC quilt.  I have gotten used to chain stitching while putting blocks together and have played with leaders and enders a little.  Since one of the borders of this quilt has a lot of small strips in it, I decided to try to make it, using leaders and enders, at the same time I put together the blocks and rows of the middle. 

This resulted in a kind of strange, disjointed assembly line....one I was very careful to keep short and manageable..  I can get very confused as to where I am so it was a big step for me to try and do two things at once. 


When I started, I had my blocks laid out in order next to my iron/ironing board. I am on my last row so that is gone now.  On the chair you can see the rectangles laid out in the order I wanted...the plastic bin on the table has the rest of the rectangles, in order.  I have to be in control or the quilt will mutiny and take over the sewing room.  I continually refer to the chair to be sure I don't get lost.

This results in a kind of a mess, but it is my mess, not the quilts'.   I will finish the middle of the quilt before I finish putting together the border, but that's okay. 

See, I have 4 rows together and will be finishing this section either tomorrow or tonight, depending on how things go. 



Who knows, maybe by Friday I'll have a top to show you...maybe.....

3 comments:

Snoodles said...

Your quilt is looking great! You have a great system figured out, too!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

It's great to hear about your process and experience with leaders and enders... we just had Bonnie Hunter speak at our guild and I just love the concepts to be the most effecient possible. And your sewing machine is gorgeous!

Marcia W. said...

I like that quilt top - saw your earlier post with many of the blocks laid out before the wind caught them...