Monday, July 25, 2011


Well, I was able to start on my Aunt Luanne's quilt this last weekend. We had a quilting get-together in Ferndale on Friday and Saturday. Had a great time and was able to get going on the quilt. Here's what I did:

First, cut 8 - 10 inch squares from each of the 5 colors of maroon she picked.
Here they are.

Next cut 40- 10 inch squares of the gray background fabric.

Then, you have to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all 40 squares.

Pair them up with one of the maroon squares and pin them together.

Next, sew a 1/4" on each side of the drawn line.

Here they all are sewn and ready to cut apart.

Yep, you guessed it, here they all are cut apart.

Next, over to the ironing board to press them open.

Here they are all organized and pressed.

I forgot to take pictures of when I was cutting those triangle blocks into thirds, rearranging them and then sewing them all back together again. I'll try to remember next time I sew on them.

It takes 4 of those "half-square triangle" blocks to make one of these big 17" blocks that will make up the quilt.

We quilters really are crazy to cut up perfectly good fabric and then sew it back together again!

I did find one thing out:

You can't take a block that was originally a 4 1/2" block and double it and have it come out the same. It just doesn't work.

I think it's going to look great, but it doesn't look the way I thought it would.

Anyway, I got 4 out of the 20 large blocks done this weekend and now I just have to find the time to do the rest. It might be a while, but I know it's making progress!

Chirp, Chirp,


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