I had my strata's sewed and already for the cutting of the wedges this morning. I had a hard time to cut the wedges from strata and I made a couple of mistakes. But through the mistakes, I discovered the proper cutting procedure. It was easy to cut one side of the wedge, but the other side required some tricky positioning, but I got it with the help of a second straight edge.
My brain was tired when I finished cutting and I needed a break. I just couldn't see how it all went together. So I set everything up by my sewing machine and thought I would go for my walk and then work on another project for a bit and just continue the spiral tomorrow.
During my walk and I thinking and thinking about the pattern directions. After all this thinking, I thought I understood what the instructions were trying to say. After lunch, I couldn't resist starting sewing.
Well, t he process was different than I had thought through on the walk. :) But once I got started, the sewing was quite straight forward and quick. After a couple of seams, I knew I had it. I was really excited and relieved to see it come together. I really like the light stripe down the center. It is shown here on my wide ironing board, and measures about 20" x 40". A great size.
The little jagged edges will be all cut to a smooth curve after all the quilting is done and just before binding.
It's an amazing design and I can't wait to make another. I'll layer and quilt this one next week along with a couple of other runners that I'm making.
Quilts, Quilts, Quilts.
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