4th of July Picnic Quilt - Pieced Top

4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

One thing I can say for this quilt: it is definitely very bold!

4th of July Picnic Quilt - Pieced Top

4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

I have another lesson that I have learned from working with this quilt top and the Color Weaving pattern that I would like to share. I found that even with using the dual feed / walking foot on my machine I was always much happier with my seams when I would sew fabrics together with the lighter fabric on top. In particular, the (off-white) muslin is a much lighter weight fabric than the thicker Kona (red), and I had to piece with the muslin facing up. When I would forget and be busily chain stitching away, my machine would be sure to remind me by eating as much of the muslin into the bobbin casing as possible.

Checking Alignment

Checking Alignment

And as I previously mentioned, using my design wall to check seam alignment was really beneficial in keeping this quilt top square. Sometimes it would be obvious where the problem was and I could quickly fix it. Others (like above) were trickier and took me longer to locate the seam or seams that needed to be worked on. In the case shown above, I needed to let out the seams to grow the red squares in the middle stripe and shorten another seam in the middle of that row.

It took me 7 hours to piece this 54″ by 62″ top, including the starts and stops required to get everything to align.

0 thoughts on “4th of July Picnic Quilt – Pieced Top

  1. Jehnny says:

    I saw this on IG! I think it looks great! You’ve matched those seams perfectly!

  2. Bold and beautiful and check out those matching seams!! Beautifully done, Yvonne!

  3. Jasmine says:

    So much fun seeing your design in different colors. I love how bold it is.

  4. Vera says:

    You go girl! Have you made your binding choice? I wonder what you go with 🙂 So far so good!

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