Thursday, March 29, 2012

Partial Eclipse quilt

This quilt is one I started way back in March of LAST YEAR! I went to a class at Sew Original in Winston-Salem to learn how to do the Judy Niemeyer technique for this pattern Total Eclipse. It took me about 3 weeks to piece the quilt, but then it sat in a pile of UFOs.
I thought it would be too hard to quilt on my little sewing machine.
So I basted the whole thing, instead of pinning it with safety pins.
And, I learned it was really easy to quilt this way. I could just slide it around, instead of rolling the whole thing up like I normally do, and have to deal with that big bulky roll.
I think it's done now, except for the binding (and burying those thread tails, yuck!)


  1. Oh yes, I love basting! I baste with water-soluble thread. Then just soak it out afterward! Love the swirls, too!

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  3. Laura, beautiful. Bring it in to share. I would love to see it!