Red and Aqua Quilt Update #3
November 11, 2009 6 Comments
This quilt needs a name. I am already tired of typing “red and aqua” lol.
Tonight was even better than last night as far as quilting goes. I came up with a new (for me, not for anyone else, lol) method of putting these blocks together: chain piecing. Instead of just one or even two blocks, tonight I was able to complete a whopping six whole blocks! The chain piecing was awesome and cut the work in half, seriously. I chain pieced the small squares together, two at a time, then went back and added one more square to each pair. When that was done, I sewed three strips of three sewn squares to each other, to come up with one nine patch block. Then I cut each block in half length wise and again across the width and used the chain piecing method to sew them all back together in random order.
It sounds confusing, but that’s for two reasons. One is that you’re not able to see what I’m talking about, since I don’t have pictures of the process, and two, I can’t explain things or give good directions to save my hide. If there’s any interest I can take a video of how I do this. I may do that anyway, since video would be better than these horrid pictures I keep ending up with…speaking of which, it is now time to reveal tonight’s pictures.
There’s another shot in the gallery down below. (WordPress and I are having a fight right now. It’s winning. So you have to use the link, sorry about that.)
Anyway, that’s the news on the quilt front!
PS – the pan full of cake scraps on the table is NOT my dinner, I promise. It’s gonna feed the birds in the yard in the morning. Yes, I’m still working on the wedding cake…lol.
Off to finish wedding stuff, I’ll be back later. 😉