my creative pursuits with quilts and knits

Posts tagged ‘#graphpaperqal’

Color Burst

I enjoy finding new blogs with quilty inspiration on Bloglovin.  A few weeks ago I found Fabric Mutt, and she is hosting the Graph Paper QAL.  Simple concept – create a design with squares.  I grabbed my graph paper and colored pencils and went to work.  imageIt’s a variation on a Trip Around the World.  I wanted something vaguely floral, like a big chrysanthemum.imageNext was a dig through my bin of 2.5″ strips, then on to the design wall.imageI decided to swap out one of the pink squares for orange before I started sewing.  For this type of quilt, I use the twosy-foursy piecing method that  I learned from Jackie Robinson.  First, sew your squares in pairs, then in four patches, continuing until you only have a few long seams.imageI also press my seams open with this method so I don’t have to keep track of which side is going to nest.  At this point, everything is finger-pressed.  I’ll set everything with an iron when it is all together.  I thought I was done, but I got one section rotated the wrong way so I have an appointment with Mr. Seam Ripper after dinner!



Tag Cloud