Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP: Quilt update

I've been making progress on my scrappy Valentine Quilt (Elizabeth Hartman.) I'm really pleased how it is looking. Here it is all laid out - ready to be sewn together. You make the blocks by sewing strips onto a piece of square paper - trim the block - remove the backing paper and then sew all the blocks together. Elizabeth H. warns you that as the edges of the blocks have been cut on the bias they will be prone to stretching when you sew them together - so I kept the paper backing on while sewing the blocks together. It has been working really well - no stretching - my blocks are still squares.

I found this wonderful pillow from Little Blue House on a Hill - which seems like a great idea for a smaller project using this technique/pattern.
This is a peek at the first half that has been sewn all together. I used up so many scraps - greatly pleased with finally using some up. But I'm just terrified of the prospect of quilting the beast ... I will let you know when it is finished.


Anonymous said...

Oh it is beautiful!!

dottycookie said...

Eeeek, I'd be terrified at the thought of lining up all those seams! It is very lovely indeed.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to see how you quilt it -- definitely not an easy task, but you can do it!

hetty said...

Stunning! I love the colours. Great use of scraps!