Friday, February 17, 2012
Here you can see that I have finished cutting up all the red/pink 2 1/2" strips. It really cuts down on time to not cut red squares and pink squares and then sew them together. Sewing together strips and then cutting them later makes things zip right along.
However, "fast" in quilting terms is not exactly like "fast" in other ways. (Calm down, I am not going to talk about fast girls!) Quilting fast = glacier fast!
I finished one quilt's worth of sewing 1/4" away from that line. Now I am doing the other quilt. The line is where I put the Quarter inch foot, then I know I am sewing 1/4" away from it.
When I finish the second quilt's blocks for one side, I will go back and do the second side of those and then of these. Heck yes, it gets a tiny bit tedious. But I will have two quilts at the end and when I am doing a step, I might as well keep doing it!
My girls are excited that I am making them matching quilts. I never have before. I used to make them dress in matching clothes sometimes. Oh, you don't believe me, well here's proof.
This gives you some perspective about why they are so excited to have matching quilts, they were nervous it was pajamas!
Oh, that is a good idea, however.
Monday is a Federal Holiday, see you Tuesday!