Friday, 19 April 2013
Flimsy construction complete with dubious photos!
First make some quilts and have lots of leftovers! Don't throw any of it away. You often have ends left from cutting squares/triangles from strips, these were the basis of this quilt. Also those blocks that end up irredeemably wonky can be sliced up and put in. I have a few of those! And some of those 'uglies' that leave you awestruck at your mindset when you bought them. Slice them up.
Here you can see leftovers from 4", 2",
2 1/2" strips and brown angled ends from cutting hexies. I cut my selvedges off at about 1 1/2" and they go in too.
I had a mannic couple of weeks a year or so ago at this, but in future I will do them in smaller batches as I go. I won't need to worry that similar colours are together as the strips wont get joined for a long time, until I have enough for a whole quilt.
Then steam your strips from the back with the seams all going in one direction, pulling out the strip gently so you open up the seams; iron again from the front, then trim to size along the longest edge.
Then join your squares. This will need some close quilting I think, as there are thousands of seams that can unravel if given too much room for maneuver!