Sunday, June 24, 2018

Aurora Quilt Sew-Along Week 4

Well as we approach the halfway mark it is really so exciting to see the Aurora Quilts you have been making over at the #auroraquiltsewalong and #auroraquilt hash tags.
Remember it not to late at all to join in! 

This week - Week 4 is all about continuing on with making your second Quadrant.  By now with your first quadrant together it will be a good time to have a look at your colour placement and make sure you are happy with everything where it goes.  

Helpful Tips

A great hack to see what your Aurora Quilt will look like once it is finished (and to help make sure you are 100% happy with your fabric placement choices) is to use a Phone App or Computer Photo Editing Program.

Phone Apps and Photo Editing Programs
There are heaps around - these are just a few of the ones I have used in the past. I only have an i-phone so am only familiar with Apple Apps (and I am not affiliated with any of them)

Phone Apps
A Beautiful Mess (there is an Android version for this app available)

Photo Editing Programs

How to:
  1. Take a photo of your First Quadrant and make sure it is nice and square.
  2. You can then use one of the Apps or Programs (listed above) to upload your picture into to make what will look like a full quilt.  
  3. Use a 4 Picture Layout  and add the same picture to each quadrant and then rotate your picture to have your centre squares placed in the correct orientation.  (Of course if you have fussy cut or placed fabrics directionally it won't be exactly accurate but it will give you an overall look.
  4. Adjust the frame on the pic to be zero so you have no divide between the picture and then your quilt will magically appear like.........

Aurora Quilt Inspiration

Image thanks to @thecatbx

Image thanks to @jesslovestosew

Image thanks to @sew_love_scuba

This week our Sponsor of the Aurora Quilt Sew Along is Cottoneer

Andrea is giving away a complete Aurora Quilt Kit to one lucky winner - just like the same as the one I am making.  So to be in the running - make sure to post your progress to the #auroraquiltsewalong and #auroraquilt hashtags.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

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