Saturday, May 2, 2009
Stu's Quilt of Green
A few weeks ago I was browsing Flickr and Google and came across a pattern called the String X Quilt. You can find it here, but browse the site, there are heaps of scrappy quilt patterns to choose from. . It took me about 2 hours to cut all my green fabrics into strips, and another 5 hours to sew the foundation pieces, you sew and flip, sew and flip, sew and flip... and each piece has to be ironed in between the sewing and flipping, so I set the ironing board up next to my desk and just sewed and flipped then ironed, I have been working on this for the past 3 weeks. Single bed size, I have made 48 strips, each each strip is 4.5" x 10", after the sewing and flipping you trim to size then cut a triangle end. Sew on some white triangles and square up and then you have your block. 4 smaller blocks join together to make on Strip X block. I have used green fabrics entirely from my stash and a few from Helen's and AJ's and Emma's (thanks girls!) Plan is for an all over close stipple so it scrunches up nicley using a warm cotton wool blend wadding. I hope to complete the top this weekend, fingers crossed!