I have started the block trimming and sewing. Lots of scraps! But now that I have a decent place to work with a cement floor, it’s much easier to keep things swept up
I decided to make sections of 12 blocks-2 rows of 6-and then I will join 4 of them to make each quilt top which will be 6 blocks wide and 8 blocks long. (Finished blocks are a foot square so the quilt will be 72 x 96 before binding.
Since I had so many colors of fabric, I decided to use white in the overall design to give the eye a rest. I’m glad I did, because this is going to be a busy quilt.
Studio Birdie seems to be enjoying all the activity and bright colors.
I am wearing a wrist support because I am doing a lot of trimming and I don’t want my wrist to suffer.
I find that it’s helpful to break up the trimming with the pressing and the sewing. I am managing to keep all the thread under control but I have a feeling I will be picking loose threads off these quilts for a long time.
I started out sewing 2 blocks together then joining to make strips of 6 and then joining this to another strip of 6. But last night, I joined a two block section to another two block section to make a four block piece and I sewed three of these together. It seemed a little easier to line up the seams with the latter method, but I am still learning. Any tips would be welcome!