Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scraps and scraps...

I had a couple of cooler days that actually let me play in my sewing room all day long! It has been a very long time..and it was a mess up there!

Do you know what happens when you have not spent much time is a sewing room? It finds UFO's...mine collected so many projects I had forgotten about...some half started, some almost finished and even some I have dreamed about getting started on.

Remember those boxes of scraps? Well I sorted and ironed and cut all the mediums and darks into 1-1/2" strips. That took some time!

After I sorted them into lengths I sewed some samples.

Using my handy 60 degree triangle ruler I cut out a triangle. After many triangles are cut out I'll start putting them together with light background triangles to make a 6 pointed star quilt.

This is going to be a really fun scrappy quilt but one thing I learned from doing the sample is that I am going to have to press my seams with thought! In the centres of the stars I will have a lot of seams to match and it will be good to have them pressed in opposite directions before I start putting it all together.

The heat is back today so I am going to work on some hand work for a while...

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Loved your wagon wheel quilt. I made the same error with seam allowances not nesting when making my yellow nine patch. They were fine until I decided to place them on point! Look forward to seeing another of your creations.