Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wedding/Anniversary Quilt (update the first)

Started some serious work on the quilt for D&M's wedding/anniversary. My sister really likes blues. I didn't find many blues in the upholstery/decorator fabric remnant pile at Hancock when I was purchasing the fabrics. So there's one little bit of a royal blue tweed weave, a little bit less of the grey shown here on the machine that I am going to call a blue because it looks like it just might be a blue-based dye in the right light (it's lovely even if it isn't actually blue, great texture), about as much of a light muted green like dirty grass as both of the previous colors, and some sort of odd blue/green that I don't know quite how to describe as the primary fabric.

Check out the texture on that blue-grey. Yummy. I cut some this direction and some perpendicular. There are 3 widths of pieces all in all. I cut as many strips out of each fabric as I could. There are 2-inch, 3-inch and 5-inch wide pieces of varying lengths depending upon which direction I cut from or how much of the fabric there was to begin with. I think the grey was about .75 yard, the blue 1 yard, the light green 1.5 yards and the green-blue I think there were at least 2.5 yards. I should have washed and dried my fabrics before I cut them up, but I didn't think that part through very well. So I have a ball of washed and dried fabric strips that need to be separated out and ironed and then then I can start piecing things together.

This is the price I pay for not thinking everything through very well. A pile of washed and dried fabric strips with zigzag stitched edges. The tan one is the dirty grass color; it's considerably more green in person. Now I get to start sorting everything into 2 inch, 3 inch and 5 inch piles while ironing everything flat once more. I hope I have enough fabric. I think I might go through my stash and find some fabrics of similar weight to cut into strips and incorporate for something different to look at occasionally. We'll see. More updates on this in the future.

Upcoming: easy fabric shopping/market bag tutorial

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