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Putting it all together, piecing your Groove Quilt Top - Totally Groovy QAL

This post is part of the Totally Groovy Quilt Along. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the Quilt Along.

So have you conquered those curves yet? This is week seven of the Totally Groovy QAL and we have chosen our fabric, met the designer, cut our fabric, learned how to piece curves with a traditional pinning tutorial, pinless video tutorial, curve master foot tutorial, and pinless picture tutorial.

I tried all three different curves piecing methods and ended up doing the majority of my curves without pins and with my regular 1/4" foot. I strongly encourage you to try different methods out and find what you feel most comfortable with. Also please ask me any questions you may have.

Putting it All Together

Now that you have your curves pieced its times to put your quilt top together! I was initially planning on sharing my finished quilt top in this post, but my quilt top isn't finished! What a slacker host I am! But, I sort of have a good excuse :). I am flying to Colorado today for the rest of the week to witness my best friend whom I have known since I was born, walk down the isle and get married! I am so excited to see her and support her as a bridesmaid for this very special day. So I will be MIA till next week.

So today I will share the progress I have made, and would love to share some progress you guys have made!

My Progress

My Assembly Line Starch Addict My Groove Progress

I have all the individual pieces together and now I am sewing my rows together. I had a little set back though. I had both kiddos in bed for the night, had Pandora on and I was totally ready to get my groove on. I sat down at my NEW machine which I am still getting used to, but LOVE! I went to push my thread under my presser foot to the back and STUPIDLY stepped on the petal at the same time and literally sewed through my finger! Thank goodness I missed my nail, but the needle went in to the right of my nail out the other side. Oh my goodness I screamed so loud! I ended up calling it a night and that pretty much where I left off.

Your Progress

You guys are making wonderful progress. If you haven't been over to the Flickr Group to share, I'd love it if you would stop by! Here are some pictures from the Totally Groovy QAL Flickr Group

First finished Quilt by Erica Jackman

Groove Quilt

Finished Quilt Tops

Some Finished Groove Quilt Tops!

1. Groovy Quilt Top - Finished!, 2. Groovy Quilt Top, 3. IMG_2337, 4. IMG_3388, 5. Groove, 6. Groove Quilt Top, 7. Throw Size Top Finished!, 8. Groove, 9. quilt top finished, 10. Groovy QAL, 11. groove quilt top- lap size, 12. A Groovy Kind Of Love

Quilts in Progress

Groovy Progress

1. Tonights progress, 2. Groovy curves, 3. Groovy baby!, 4. groovy quilt on the design wall, 5. 09-05-12 1, 6. Totally Groovy QA - progress (slowly), 7. groove prep, 8. Totally Groovy QAL progress, 9. Wednesday WIP 002 edited, 10. Totally 70s Retro, 11. Totally Groovy Progress, 12. DSC01822

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Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see the progress you have made when I return from my trip.


Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.