Thursday, April 2, 2020

Miss Make's Looper Quilt Part 2: The Wedding Quilt

I have been bitten by the Looper Bug BAD. I whipped up a little crib sized Looper a couple weeks ago using castoffs from my Sun Flare quilt, and then almost immediately cut fabric for a throw sized Looper. This one is going to be a wedding gift for a dear friend, who isn't getting married for a while but I just couldn't resist while I was shacked up at home during quarantine.

The difference between doing a crib and throw sized Looper felt enormous. I didn't have a problem getting my stripes to line up on the crib one, but not. a single. stripe. lined up on this one. I am still at a complete loss as to what I did differently between them—my only hunch is that maybe I did something funky on the curved pieces but did them funky in the same way for all the crib sized quilt blocks, and it wasn't noticeable without a contrast to the straight stripe blocks which are certainly more accurate like in the throw sized. I had to individually grade adjustments into each stripe to get them to line up. It's still not perfect, but I got to a point where I just couldn't look at it anymore!

But, in the end, I still really love this quilt. I love the quilting lines (I was too impatient to wait for quarantine to be over to send this off to be quilted) and I love love love the fabric selection. I think my friends will treasure it, and possibly love it even more for the character baked into its creation.

Quilt Top: Kona Mulberry, Tomato, Candy Pink, Glacier, Robin Egg, and Celestial
Quilt Back: Alexander Henry A Ghastlie Screen Red from Stone Mountain & Daughter