I am normally NOT a pre-washer, but this fabric needed to be pre-washed. So, I had a new experience... I read a few posts on pre-washing and tossed the material into the washing machine in a zipped pillow case with Color Catchers. This is what I had after that washing!
|After washing the fabrics in Pillow cases with color catchers!|
|After untangling and pressing those fabrics!|
They look so much better this way!
I had three colors to work with, so I went with a simple diagonal step pattern. I did some quick calculations and grabbed some markers, some graph paper and started to sketch.
|After sketching the pattern, I identified how many of each piece size and|
color I would need. 10 8"x4" and 20 4"x4" pieces.
|With only three colors and two shapes, assembly was a breeze.|
Yellow to Pink, Pink to Blue, Blue to Yellow and start again.
|String piecing at it's finest. The top half of every block, |
done in one long string! Gotta like that!
|After pressing the first pieces open, it was just a matter|
of matching the next top in line to the next bottom in line.
Again, Easy Peasy.
|The next day I retrieved the blocks from their box and pressed them open.|
NOTE the iron... Do you "Set Your Seams" before pressing open?
I was taught to do this and you will always get a MUCH
cleaner seam when you do!
|Once pressed open, they all get layed out|
on the floor to insure I got 'em all right.
Looks like I did!
|This is how I organize my assembly. Those little pieces of paper are|
marked A1 to A7 (Left Row), B1 to B7 (Center Row) and C1 to C7 (Right Row).
I carefully pick them up in reverse order, C7 to A1.
|Then I sew that label right into the seam|
and then I can fully assemble the quilt
without ever laying it all out again.
|Assembling the quilt, and you can see the tags, helping me stay organized.|
After the entire flimsy is complete, I remove them.
|All smiles... LOVE to see this!|
|And this. Cuddling with her Mom while|
snuggled in her quilt!
She has Thanked me for it several times already.
I'm Glad you like it Mikaila!
Now to get to work on posts about what I have been doing with GIMQ...
Until His work in me is complete,