Sunday, July 18, 2010
Munki Munki rainbow top
I've finished my Munki-ing Around quilt top. It's modelled on the recently completed Fruit Salad quilt, using the same measurements for the coloured blocks and sashing. Some of the blocks are set off-centre and this was primarily on a needs basis to have a more efficient cut and use up scraps of solid colours in my stash before cutting into the new stock. I'm glad I did set these blocks off because some of my sashing was a bit out of kilter and I had to trim a few blocks down to make it work. Thankfully they don't look out of place. I was pretty sure that I'd trimmed the blocks accurately before piecing in the white so I'm guessing that my 1/4" seams are the problem. The top took a long time - about 3 days. A lot longer than the few hours it takes for this quilt top normally. But the culprit was the fussy cutting, adding small borders, matching solids and individually measuring the coloured borders to obtain an 11" finished square from various sized centres. But all worth it in the end. It's a bit of fun and lovely to see the individual Heather Ross illustrations in one collection.