Global Schwalm Sampler – Update (32)

Sometimes two embroideries have to be placed next to each other within one column. Both are not always the same width, and it must be decided whether the wider embroidery should be placed on the left

or on the right side.

I will often make my decision after considering the layout of adjacent columns that are already finished.

If a column has divided sections, these are sewn together first.

Then the horizontal seams are sewn. Looking at the clock, I am amazed that another 2 1⁄2 hours have passed only for sewing these fourteen seams of the seven connecting strips, and I haven’t even started the seams requiring hand sewing.

I was a little worried because a few problem areas curled slightly while sewing. The concern was unfounded – when hung on the wall, this column is perfectly smooth, too!

After 7 days of about 8 hours of concentrated work each, only the last and most difficult column is left.

I’m a little concerned about the subsequent joining of the individual strips – the huge amount of fabric will be difficult to manage and long seams with always increasing amounts of fabric are difficult to maneuver under the sewing machine’s presser foot.

But that is a long way off. Now I am please to give you a little peek at the progress made so far.

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  1. I am in awe of all the work and all the time you have spent so far, painstakingly making up this big panel. It looks beautiful.

    Frei übersetzt: “Ich bin beeindruckt von all der Arbeit und der Zeit, die Sie bisher verbracht haben, dieses große Tafelwerk sorgfältig zusammenzustellen. Es sieht sehr schön aus.”

  2. Was für ein wunderbares Projekt und das Ergebnis ist beeindruckend. Eine tolle Arbeit haben Sie da geleistet.

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