Saturday, 15 January 2011

Headers and footers

The pink quilt now has its binding machined on and I will wait to hand sew it down until the next meeting of my quilting group next week as I will need a hand project.

I have a huge collection of blue and cream half square triangles which have been cut using the specialist ruler from Creative Grids which are meant to be used for jelly rolls. I have been cutting up fabrics that I have had in my stash for ages and really do not like any more but when they are cut up small enough, even the most awful fabric seems to improve.
These boxes sit next to my sewing machine so that I can use the triangles as headers and footers (I do also admit to cheating occasionally and doing some mindless sewing of these triangles!!). The box on the top left is for sewn triangles that have not been pressed or trimmed (I am fanatical about the trimming so that all the squares are the same size) and the box on the top right are for the pressed squares which are ready to be sewn into blocks. These are 8" square and every blue fabric in each block is different.

The bocks at the moment are in three strips as I have no idea how large the quilt will end up - I still have a lot of 2 1/2" strips which could be cut up. It is a wonderful way of using your stash.

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