Welcome to my quilting journal. I enjoy expressing myself through fiber. Tiny pieces of fabric, vintage quilt blocks combined with hand stitches create my art. Keeping this journal helps me document my thoughts and progress. So glad you could join me, Happy Quilting.
Monday, March 12, 2012
This little AAQI quilt was made without a ruler or rotary cutter. I used crumbs from other projects and what I call the clip and tear method. I keep a paper bag on the floor by my cutting table and when little pieces of this project or that project is left over I just toss then into the bag for a future crumb quilt. For this little quilt I dug around in the bag to get neutral colors and then just stared sewing them together half square triangles---not really measuring just cutting into somewhat of a little square. For the black borders, I just make an estimated guess on the width that I was looking for---clip the edge and tear. I confess, I used this method frequently. Borders are always straight once the grain of the fabric is established. The little 8 1/2" square quilt was fun to just put together---I had no plan---can you tell? That's how 9-Patch Tilt was born. Old buttons are tied on just for a little fun. Have a great Monday where ever you are and as always Happy Quilting!