................The not-so-secret diary of a quilter and fabric hoarder
Thursday, February 2, 2012
just call it progress.....
I buried myself in a mess of sewing this morning. What is it about putting together a quilt that, no matter how tidy the work space looks when you start, you can bet that it'll be a complete jumble by the time you're finished. I've been working....and this is my mess.
Since the pillow project is now done (and in exile on the floor) I thought I'd rummage through my stack of waiting-to-be-finished pieces. I found a small lap quilt that seemed to want to see the light of day again. I'd forgotten when I put the poor thing together. It must have been during one of my experimental phases. Each one of the pieces was first sewn to an identical piece of light interfacing which was then slit and then the whole thing was turned inside out and pressed. Every "block" has a finished edge and, if I hadn't given in to my lazy side, would have been hand stitched together. My shortcut was to butt the edges together and attach them by machine using a zig-zag stitch. I actually think that all the zigs and zags add something to the piece. A bit of texture, or something. Anyway...I took it to my sewing space, pulled out a whole bunch of 5" squares of fabric that I had cut one day when I had nothing better to do...and pieced them into strips. The strips will become rows and the rows, a quilt back. And yes, in case you're wondering, I'm going to machine quilt the little beast.