|16 x 20|
In my last post I showed you some wonderful inspirational quilts from my friends. As we were sitting around talking we all agreed as soon as we got home we wanted to sew. That inspiration is contagious!
I needed to get a backing ready for a quilt that I am dropping off at the long arm quilter's house today. Once that was done I dumped out my box of half finished, leftover blocks. I just wanted to create something without spending so much time sewing. I wanted it done today!
So I started by just laying out what I had in the box. Color was of no importance, size a bit more but not exactly the same size. Close was good enough.
I pressed all the seams open which made it lie very flat. Look at all those threads on my pants.....
I chose not to quilt over the little flying geese. I wanted them to stand out and not be interrupted with a line of quilting.
Instead of binding it, I used a facing technique. You can find the tutorial here . I have used a few different ones but I like this one the best. Even if you have never done it before you will be successful, just follow the directions exactly.
It felt good to just sit and sew. My favorite part is not knowing how it is going to look when I am finished. It could be a waste of time but overall going out on a limb can be fun too!