My blocks for the Bee Balm quilting bee are coming in, and so I am trying to square them out keeping them the wonky flare to them as possible. I can't wait to have this quilt done... it's been so much fun!
I sent a variety of strips of fabric and the beginning square, and asked that they use all the fabrics... So that is where the little one s came into play.
I 'll use them in the borders to go around all the big ones.... I even asked for all the little bits of unused bits as I hope to put ever last bit on the fabrics into the quilt...
Look at some of the tiny pieces I got back!
wish me luck!
Amy asked about the Tile quilt (click for more images) blocks and how I did it.
I keep a bag of tiny scraps, that are just to small or wonky to cut into squares, and I really just picked stuff out of my scraps and tiled them, or laid them out around the block,
fused them with a tiny piece of fusible web just to hold them in place,
and needle turned appliqued the pieces down. They go very quick.
I also peel the fusible web off before I finish sewing them down because I want them to be a little puffy when I am done...
You can pack them in as tight as you want as the pieces get much smaller as you sew them down.
I could have put more in the blocks I did but I was also focusing on the back ground fabrics to come through... So I left them a bit sparse....
Let me know if you start a project like this, I would like to make another after I finish this one!
Maybe will do another quilt along.. what do you think?
Great way to hit the scrap bin...
I quilted and bound this quilt yesterday.
Half way through sewing the binding it got it's first use...
I pulled it up and went to sleep for a hour and half...
It works well! ;-)
Of course B is back in school today,
And I AM DOWN FOR THE COUNT....
figures right? Mommy syndrome....
Kids get sick, mom's get sicker... ;-)
Santa, if you need a new Rudolph this year,
My nose could guide your sleigh!
Or, I could do one of those cold medicine commercials where
the nose runs away from the scratchy tissue....