Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I'm This Quilt's Paparazzi

I've made some slow but good progress on my indigo quilt.  

Making up a quilt as I go along makes me so happy.  I thought I'd just walk through it here because, for some odd reason, people tend to be a little intimidated by the process.

First I cut up some fabric (duh).

I pick a satisfying shape. I like me some diagonals.

Then I add a piece to one side.  I usually pick the diagonal edge because then I can work the panel towards being sort of a square by the time I'm finished with it.

Chop chop to even it up.

Then I kind of cheat by just grabbing a piece of fabric that is larger than I need so that I can cut it down to size later.  

I love to use all the little scraps and so I don't feel like I'm wasting fabric.

Right sides together and line 'em up.  No, I don't pin unless I really have to.

I iron all the seams open as I go along.  I love ironing linen.  It can really take the heat.

 Here it is before I cut in down to make it square.

Here's where I started. I know, I really went overboard on the pictures.  

It's really more of a rectangle.

I sewed these two together.  

Here's some more bits about to be added on to a square that's already pretty far along.  When I pick my little pieces, I always make them longer than they really need to be.


Because of the seams, doncha ya know.

See, it's just long enough after sewing it together and ironing the living shit out of it.  

Chop chop again.

Sew sew again.


And there's one of the square is in all her glory.  I feel like I'm this quilt's paparazzi.

I just thought I'd add this one last picture. I take great pains to make sure that my seams don't line up.  One always slips by me though.  I've made 10 squares.  I need to make one more and then I can sew them together.  I've been so busy that I haven't been able to commit my regular loony amount of time quilting.  But when I do, I have a blast!

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At July 17, 2013 at 4:49 PM , Blogger jencircletheworld said...

"We are the crowd
We're co-coming out
Got my flash on, it's true
Need that picture of you
It's so magical
We'd be so fantastical"

Just call me "Lady," we're good friends! ;)

At July 18, 2013 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Sanctuary Gardener said...

Love the indigo! Did you dye it yourself?

At July 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Jennifer Falkowski said...

Yep. Here's a couple of posts about it:

It's really fun.


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