Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Finish

I finished this quilt yesterday!
I've had a backlog of baby quilts to make
and this is the LAST one that has a due date!
Yeah!

 I quilted it simply with my walking foot...
following along with the chevron pattern.
Good thing it's a baby quilt!
There was a lot of stopping and turning involved.  

I even found a great fabric for the backing!
 
This quilt went together SO quickly.
Thought I'd share with you how I did it....
the SPEEDY way.
;)

I began with 9 different fabrics
cut in strips 7"wide width of fabric.
One strip of EACH fabric.
 
I folded them in half and made a few RANDOM cuts
using my 45 degree line on my ruler.
I began Placing my ruler at the top left corner
and finished on the bottom right corner.
 
Each SLICE is different.
I didn't MEASURE how wide each slice would be.
Some are wide.
Some are thin.
 
I was able to get 4 slices from each strip.
ACTUALLY it looks like 4...but it's double...so it's 8!

I put my slices off to the side as I cut.

I had a lot of triangles left over.
I saved these.
 

Then...
I opened my stack of slices and made TWO stacks.
One slice goes one way....
the other slice goes another way.

I  made SIX columns of slices.
(this photo shows only 2)
Three columns go one way.
Three go the other way.
 
I just picked them up RANDOMly and sewed them together.
 
I have a DESIGN FLOOR at my house.
As I worked I laid them out and EYEBALLED the lengths.

For you that are NEW to sewing....
this is what the seam looks like.
The point hangs over the end a bit where the seam begins.
 
 

Here they are all lined up together.
When they were all ABOUT the same length...
I added the leftover triangles to the bottom and top of each column/row.
and then cut OFF what was too long!
(my quilt measures 38"x43")
 
It was a FUN way to sew.
NO stress!
NO worries.
ONLY FUN!

I also made bread yesterday.
Actually...
the BREAD MAKER made the bread.
I just added the ingredients.
:)
Mmmm...It was yummy.
 
(instead of candied fruit, I used some dried fruit I had on hand)

11 comments:

  1. Lovely! Great colors and I love the odd widths and modern-ness.

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  2. thanks for simplifying the process. Love the finish and great use of those end chunks.

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the quilt you made... seams really easy.
    Hugs

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  4. Very nice design! Love the colors!

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  5. Nice quilt, Beth! What an easy-to-do herringbone; thanks for the idea!

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  6. This is adorable, and thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Beautiful, love the colours. Thanks for the great tutorial and sharing. I am going to pin this.

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  8. What a fabulous little quilt!! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  9. I LOVE that quilt, Beth. That looks fabulous. So does the fresh bread.

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  10. Very effective Beth. I might have to give that one a try.

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  11. Ein zauberschöner Quilt, ich mag ihn sehr.
    herzlichst Steffi

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