Worked on my Clover quilt for AYOS this week, but I don’t have much to show (or so it seems to me). And I TOTALLY get why she named the quilt pattern CLOVER. See below…
I started assembling a few rows together so I could get some instant gratification and see how much the layout would shrink as I went along. Assembling each individual block together and on point isn’t my favorite activity right now. I spent 3 hours last night putting together the first four rows while trying to keep them square (or triangle if you prefer) as I added more. It was hard and I unpicked the stitches more than once.
Once I got a row as ‘perfect’ as I could get it, I added the next one – but only after I had squared up the entire row individually first. Then I pinned the hell out of it before running it under the machine.
Here’s a picture of the pattern namesake:
Once it was attached, I recheck my levels:
This looks pretty good. It was also after 1:00 am this morning. Only four rows attached. And my big idea to make this thing BIGGER! OMG!!
Here it is up on the design wall corner:
Carrie gives you large setting triangles so that you will have this 1/2′ cushion on the edge. This wee little corner looks pretty good to me.
It does shrink up quite a bit. I have the next two rows sitting next to my sewing machine, so don’t think that what you see goes next to each other. I still LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and the fabric collections and the overall look of this quilt, so I will try to push on. I don’t know how far I’ll be by month end for the parade though. I’ll stay strong for now!
All the best to you for a great weekend ahead!