Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Scrappy One

I'm so excited about today's post! For the first time in forever... I get to write about a project I started and finished all in one week! Yahoo!! After all, it is the National Sewing Month.

Even though I have multiple projects started.... I couldn't help but feel overly distracted by the colossal pile of 6 inch strips sitting on the cutting mat. (They have been there for too long.... literally months.) I decided to finally take the plunge and get it done! Little did I know, how quickly this project would get completed.

The 6 inch strips varied in widths. I stitched the strips together, trimming any excess to create a 6 inch block. I placed my blocks in alternating directions, sewing rows first. That's it! I used a very light fabric with a pastel dandelion motif as the backing. It goes perfectly with the multiple colors on the front. I'm still nervous when it comes to the actual quilting part so I did the typical straight lines on my Singer at home. When in doubt... straight lines are all about! Starting in the middle, I worked outwards to both ends, making sure my fabric continued to be taut since I've never used the spray adhesive. (There's so many things I want to try.... free hand quilting and spray adhesives... a must do!)

P.S. If you read my last post, you can obviously see my Tuesday vacation started off a success! Thanks for stopping by and happy trails to more stitching!!

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