Wednesday, 11 September 2013
The last chevron quilt is quilted!! And I may not make another one by choice for a while LOL. Like the pink one, I quilted this 1/4" on either side of the chevron in blue thread. Next up binding.
While reading Maureen's post about her late night inspiration I was blown away by the simplicity of combining QAYG and strings. I've been wanting to do a string quilt for a while but wasn't crazy about using a base. Molli has a fantastic tutorial for string blocks but I wanted something a bit scrappier and bigger. The brilliance of using my batting as the backing hit me and I needed to begin RIGHT NOW! So last night I trimmed up some batting scraps and pressed/trimmed a handful of strings. After a tough morning of uninspired "needs to be done" sewing I grabbed my pile and sewed up these four blocks. And got happy :)
Over the weekend, as we made the bed, my husband said "We are going to need a quilt soon" and I sighed. Because he is right. The nights have been downright chilly. Over the weekend I went to work cutting. And cutting. And cutting. Several hours later I had this lovely pile of squares and strips ready for some marathon chain piecing sessions. I do want to clarify something from my last post. The close up of my first block does indeed show three 2 1/2" squares for the center white strip, but in all of my subsequent blocks I have used a single strip for that long white section :)
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced