Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quilt project

Remember the quilting fabric I showed you awhile back? Well, Here is the rest of the fabric I ended up purchasing to go with the quilt. I got my fabric from Here & Here. This is Michael Miller fabric, by Sandi Henderson designs in Meadow Sweet. I love these prints!

So I began on the rest of the quilt today. I needed to cut all these 1/2 yards into 2 1/2 inch strips.
 I decided to make my quilt with 10 different prints instead of the 12 that the lady suggests where I'm following the pattern from.
 This strawberry & polka dot patterns I am leaving out and thinking of making something else with it! I really love these two together!

So here's all my strips cut.

My next steps were to pair 5 different strips together to sew and then cut into blocks.

I was a little concerned that things wouldn't look right because of the many different prints and variations in the fabric. I didn't want it to look tacky and overwhelming. And maybe to some it does.

But once I started getting all the strips paired, I could see how it would look fine. (Maybe I'm not a good judge of that though). Ha!

Here's my pile of strips waiting to be sewn together!

Here is my first set of five sewn. I only got four more of these done today. And once I'm done with the pairing and sewing the strips, they will then be cut into 10x10 blocks.

I really liked all the prints and I almost didn't want to cut them in such skinny strips because I felt like it took away too much of the image of the whole thing. But it was actually relaxing and fun cutting and seeing it come together! I'm excited to get further on it and see it all put together into one thing!

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