Monday, July 23, 2012

The Amazing Expanding and Shrinking Quilt

Hello Everyone,

My daughter's college quilt is growing, but yet shrinking at the same time!  I have added more black and white squares so that the R and the P are not framed well.  This is the expanding part.


I then joined the ones on the far left that are separated from the body of the quilt.  This is where the shrinking comes in... both my hubs and daughter stated that the quilt would be quite large.  But I kept reassuring them it would shrink when I began sewing the seams together. 

The blocks that I began to sew together were even with the row just below where the P ends.


This photo show better just how much the seams "shrunk" the quilt.  This actually is a good thing because I still have to add an I to the quilt and it will still be pretty large even after it has "shrunk" completely.

I must say that I do like how it is turning out and I have received my daughter's stamp of approval too!  That makes me most happy!!

Until Next Time...

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8 comments:

grendelskin said...

Sometimes that shrinkage is a little bit shocking!

Stephanie said...

It is amazing what happens when pieces are sewn together. It's good go get the stamp of approval from the one who will receive it.

mascanlon said...

Very cool! I had the same discussion today with my daughter over a quilt up on the design wall...too big she said, just right I said....lol.

Nedra said...

I know when I made my Chevron baby quilt about a month ago, I experienced the same thing. At first when all of the blocks were on the design wall, I was afraid it was going to end up much too big. but all of those seams take up a lot of room.
Your quilt is turning oot great!

Kim said...

Very creative Jackie, I hope it gets lots of loving.
Are you hoping to have this done by the time she leaves for school?

Happy Sewing

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a fun quilt! A real treasure for your sweet girl.

Messy Karen said...

things that don't look right or off just look better when it's been seamed or shrunk. nice job!!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Super special!!!

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