Monday, July 30, 2007
More fabric for my scrap quilt...
I needed to make my quilt larger, so I bought more fabric. Something is wrong, but, you know I gotta make it right. So, I'm off to matching my fabric in my intended scrap quilt. Scrap quilt should be using up scraps! But, I just have to make this one match. I will be making a version of a string quilt that our lovely member Shirley will be teaching us how to make soon. This is the pattern. Strings of scraps sewn together and then cut into this pattern, alternating with a solid or tone on tone, using this pattern also. I'm going to be going to NYC when she teaches this next week. I think I can figure it out though, it's a lot of piecing end to end of a variety of 1 to 2 inches strips-any length. We also will be making a signature block for our next exchange. I'm thinking about having the members sign hearts. This time, besides the names, we will be adding our own person tip or favorite saying to the name. We can also decorate them to our hearts content or not.
Upon reflection of my previous post, I suppose all quilts must come to these particular quilting zones as the float on down the river of a finished quilt. First the boat is launched in the upstairs bedroom and cut and sewn pieces together. Next the Quilt makes the first turn into the dining room and is machine quilted. As much as I love hand quilting, I do want to finish it in my lifetime, so I've become a machine quilter. Lastly the trip to the pier and docking at the handwork zone of quilting in my house, the basement, where I can watch movies as I put on the binding. I live a blessed life!