Section 1 is quilted! I decided to use a large paisley on the block sections and a bubble/pebble design on the paths. The paisley gets lost in all the over-sized florals, so it’s good that I didn’t pick a fussier design. You can hardly see the pebbles in the pathways, so I feel free to make them larger “bubbly” shapes.
Now to add section 2 to section 1! Let’s look at that diagram again (because it’s so dern cool):Again, I defer to Marianne’s tutorial on QAYG, so rather than over-thinking, over-emoting, (and since I’m generally over-it-all-ing,) I’ll do a little picture by picture show and tell:
I cut the backing fabric the same size as my section 2 pieced top and put it face up on the worktable. I laid my quilted section 1 on top of the backing, aligning the edges to be joined.
I pinned the edges to be joined well (to the left), matching the pathways.
Cut batting to the same size as section 2 plus 2″ . Join to the seam using a wide zig zag stitch.(Oh, and don’t forget to change to your zig zag base plate first. I break more needles by forgetting.) Make sure that the needle only catches the edge of the batting and the edge of the seam allowance.
Love love love QAYG!
And, in a wonderful coincidence, look what I found on Flickr – same block pattern, basically same fabric designers and a wonderfully bold colorway! Karen called it the “Old Italian Block” which is perfect because hers does look like that type of tile.
(Done in record time – only one hour to compose this post!!)
All the best -