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How are you doing…are you chugging along? Just getting started? Wherever you are, I have to move on with the next clue. It’s okay. Next week will be another easy week. It will need to be as this week, there’s much work to be done.
Let’s get started.
By now you should have a pile of melons like you see at the bottom of the picture below. You should have one wedge already attached on the melon. Now this week, we attach the latest wedge sections that we created last week. The new wedges should include six middle segments with a square at each end.
In the photo above you can see that I already marked the center of the background melon with a pin. Next find the center of the wedge and with right sides together, pin it in place.
Next I pin at the seams towards the outer edge. I make sure each seam is turned out.
Then I add the pins in between. I pin NINE pins on each wedge.
Next up I sew. The trick with sewing any curved seam is to remember that the only part that HAS TO BE on the 1/4′ line is what is right next to the needle.
Your left hand is really busy when sewing these guiding them along….and yes, I do sew over my pins with this as well. I am going at such a slow speed that it really isn’t a big deal.
Here’s a stack I have all pinned and ready to go…..
Let the chain piecing begin!! After I get a few through the machine I cut them apart and remove the pins. I pressed these seams in towards the melon.
Before long, I had a nice little stack.
So it’s time now to do all 220 of them.
I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. This quilt is not HARD…it’s time consuming. LOTS of pinning has to happen before any sewing is done. It’s totally do able. This is a marathon quilt not a 100 yard dash quilt. With that said, I’m hoping we’re getting down the stretch to about the 13th mile marker!! We have a lot more to go but we can do it with the help of A LOT MORE pins.
I was quite far ahead for quite awhile but I am quickly slowing down. I need to keep going or I’ll be behind for next week’s step….wish me luck!!