Summer Scrap Quilt in progress
Here are some of my in progress pics of my summer scrap quilt:
- My bag of scraps that I stumbled upon that started this whole project. I keep all of my scraps and extras and not very neatly either. This will just give you an idea of what I was working with to start.
I sorted through what I had laying around for various white fabrics. I found solids and white on white patterns. All shapes and sizes…
I was using this as my inspiration piece:
As you can see, there are three different sizes of half square triangles. I used their basic measurements but not the same ratios of the three size blocks. It’s such a cool free form quilt that it really lends itself to adaptations well. First things first – cut the blocks! I sifted through all my whites and began cutting squares.
Then I had to sort through all my scrap fabrics and do the same for those. Not an easy task but a fun one nonetheless.
Ready to see my first screw up? Here you go… I am working away, feeling very proud of myself, and think “Hey! I have to mark those large triangles so I cut them correctly!” I take out my pencil and start marking.
I am going to be making two half square triangles with this. I draw a line from corner to corner. I remember “Don’t forget to pin so they don’t shift at all!”
See my screw up yet? Keep looking…
Time to cut! (Wait for it…)
Crap! I marked and sewed it all wrong. I sewed a diagonal line in the center which would be great if I only wanted one half square triangle but I wanted two! Back to the beginning for me. I used the already sewn line and measured out 1/4 inch on each side and marked it again.
Back to the sewing machine.
Press the squares open (press toward the dark side – but be careful because you don’t want to end up a Sith) and, voila!
I have to trim them up and then I can move onto the next set of triangles. They will be different because of how I have to mark them. I will update with pictures as I go!