Friday, 19 January 2007

Sewing madly and having fun!

I pulled this book out of the shelf the other day, and read it again. Reversible Quilts, by Sharon Pederson.
Sharon's webpage...

I think it will be a great way to use up all those strips of wadding that are too narrow to use in a quilt (I don't like to join wadding, unless I absolutely have to). Also a great way to use up some of the 1 1/4, and 1 1/2" strips that I keep in boxes, that I cannot bear to throw out. So, I cut out lots of 10" square pieces of wadding, also 5x7" wadding squares for Artist Trading Cards (to be done at a much later date), and got the strips out,ready to sew.

Phil watched the soccer the other night, and sorted out all the strips into colour groups for me! Thanks Phil!!!! I have started to sew some up, when I only have 20 minutes, and I don't want to start the next part of the current quilt I have going.

So far, I have these squares hanging on my curtains. These will be on one side of the quilt, and I am going to piece blocks, then quilt then on the other side of the block. I am still working on what to do on the other side, but for the time being, this is a no brainer, and I can relax whilst still sewing something! Once they are complete, I will cut then down to 9" squares,and work out how I am going to arrange them. Looking at how many strips I have got, this looks like an on going yearly project!

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