I’m not a lot further along than I was this time last week with my Honeycomb Quilt, straight from Malka Dubrawsky’s book Fresh Quilting. I have edited my fabrics down to more lights, solids and neutrals. I think I’ve calmed it down quite a bit. And enlarged it.
I’m looking at queen size+ as opposed to the full/queen Malka made. Pretty sure there will be more fabric shopping in my future. I think I need more blender, midrange colors… Something that unfortunately has to be done in person. First I want to get this large chunk all sewn together making it easier to take with.
As for sewing them together, I am not doing it by hand as with a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt and I’m not doing Y seams as in a Tumbling Blocks, but instead I sew the top and bottom seams all the way across, then attach the row next to it in a zig zag fashion, going the entire length. It is something I came up with years ago and it’s hard to describe, but gives perfect corners, without holes, like with a traditional Y seam.
Looking around the web, the closest I can see is how Kay Wood’s does it, check it out and make it work for you.
Then check out what everyone else is working on this week.