Things about this quilt:
- the sudoku scheme came out wrong (unintentional squares swapping): next time I'll mark every bit of fabric with number, position and direction;
- when working with squares, unless they are pre-cut in a nice charm pack or something similar, accuracy in cutting is the key; or, alternatively, you must draw seam lines on your fabric and then trim everything;
- pressing open the seams results in less bulking and more 'discipline' and precision for your walking foot;
|wonky but pretty back|
- planning a back is as fun as planning a top, when you try to imagine something you could use also on that side;
- I'm not so fond of "full" tops: in fact, in this case, I like the back better... could be 'cause I love the sparse look? (which, by the way, for me is "modernish"...)
- pins and safety pins are pure bliss in basting a quilt, especially if layers tend to slide around (duh!);
- yes, safety pins probably get in the way when quilting... guess I must learn how to place them out;
- binding can be sometime difficult, but a good stitched binding surely makes the quilt look great.
I decided on a simple quilting with straight lines running 1/4 from the ditches, and I opted for a light brown thread to match the mood both on the top and on the back. I love how it came out.
All in all, I'm quite satisfied with this project. It's not the best I can do, obviously, but I'm learning and I hope next project will shine with the things I learned with this one.