Since coming back to Pang in November I’ve joined some friends for a sewing group on Saturday afternoons. For the first weeks I worked on knitting projects…which was awesome! One of the other ladies is an amazing quilter…I’ve wanted to make a quilt for a long time. So I asked her if she’d help me with pointers along the way. She agreed…so I started searching through some of her quilting magazines…I found this “candy store” pattern and LOVED it…so decided that would be my quilt. It’s a going to be a ‘scrappy’ style quilt and as each step is completed I’m getting more and more excited to see what the completed squares are going to look like!
A few summers ago when I was at my Gramma’s cottage she was getting rid of material as she wasn’t doing any sewing projects anymore. I looked at the stacks of material and thought I’d love to use it to make a quilt…since a lot of the material I remember having pjs or doll clothes made out of it. So after washing and ironing all of the material…I started the crazy task of cutting strips.
Two weekends ago I learned how to ‘square’ fabric and then cut out 300+ strips of material 18inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide! It took some time, but was worth it in the end.
Yesterday…I started sewing my strips together. I’ve just started my sewing. I will have to make at least 8 sets that have 6 strips sewn together…then I will cut them into 5 1/2 inch blocks to fit into the square. Then I will have to make at least 8 sets by sewing 16 strips together for the other stripes in the main blocks! It’s going to take some time…but it should be awesome!
…I’m loving all the colours and patterns coming together! I can’t wait until I have the quilt top together!
Here’s two shots of my progress I posted on Instagram & Facebook….so excited!
I’ll keep you posted on the progress…but I still have a long ways to go before I have a completed quilt!