Quilting 101

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. Quilting 101 5

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.
First Quilt 1

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! Quilting 101 1

…I’m loving all the colours and patterns coming together! I can’t wait until I have the quilt top together! Quilting 101 2

Here’s two shots of my progress I posted on Instagram & Facebook….so excited! Quilting 101-1

I’ll keep you posted on the progress…but I still have a long ways to go before I have a completed quilt!

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