I showed earlier today how to get started on the Joseph’s Coat quilt. I am continuing on from there – keep in mind that with as many colors that I am using it is harder to put together because you have to constantly be checking for color placement – if you are doing a two color quilt it will go much faster. The section on the top is the one that I showed you how to do this morning. I then put these two pieces together after I went back to the design wall to check and make sure it was the pieces I wanted.
Now after I sewed these two segment together which just entailed the one seam – the melon nesting next to the back ground piece I had to join it to the first circle.
I lay both of the pieces on my design board so I make sure I don’t get confused on where I want them – yes it is easy to get mixed up!
Match up your center of the two pieces.
Pin in the center and then pin as I did earlier doing a whole melon on each side of the center.
I use little pencil dashes on these until I get some of the pieces printed out using the Inklingo method – which I will show tomorrow or another day.
When I get to the center point I kind of ease it open a bit holding back seams so I can see how far in to sew – then I slip the needle through all those seams to start stitching on the next melon.
Pressed and stuck back up on the wall. I wasn’t pleased with how the center came together, the points didn’t match quite right – but I wasn’t displeased enough to take it apart – this will be a big quilt – lots of points – if anyone wants to find all the places they don’t match let them As I get pieces stitched the pieces on the wall look like they don’t match – that is just because of the seams being in there now – as I go I will move things over in place a bit so that I don’t get confused on what goes where!
I might get back to this one later today – but maybe not. I hope this has helped some of you who have not worked with melon shapes – this quilt could also be appliqued if you would want to I have seen it done both ways.