Hi everyone, I quit my post yesterday as Blogger kept being quite contrary with pictures. About midway through I couldn't upload any pictures, then that changes, and all the pictures kept showing up three times and oy vey, the troubles I had! A consult with the resident IT Tech is planned for Christmas break as soon as she returns from Oxford!
I bought a Moda Scrap Bag a few months ago and in keeping with my resolution to actually start sewing up my kits and all, I opened said bag and found all Fall fabrics, mainly Gobble, Gobble and Awesome by Sandy Gervais. For anyone who doesn't know, the fabric is cut lengthwise and ranges from 2 to 4 inches wide. All my strips were a little over a yard long.
It will be roughly twin sized when I sew it together. I was able to pick up a few fat quarters a few days ago when a LQS had a sale on Fall fabrics.
I also used up some fabric I bought a few years ago that I just couldn't cut into. You know how that goes. I just fell in love with this line, Hannah Bella by Robin Pandolph, when it came out. I really like what Robin designs, it's always so soft and feminine and classic looking to me.
I used this pattern for the first time,
and it's the perfect one if you're using fabric you can't bear to cut into. The pieces are huge! I used that method called Leaders and Enders while I was sewing. Essentially if I understand it right, you cut out the pieces for blocks for another quilt and sew them together at the beginning and end rather than using a scrap piece of fabric. That way you have blocks already started for a second quilt while still working on a prior one. Hope that makes sense. I think Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville originated the concept. I've never been organized enough to try it before.
It's a brilliant idea! Has anyone else tried it?
~ Talk to you later~
Thanks so much for stopping by.