I've done some work with selvedges but I foundation pieced them onto muslin so it was a breeze. These little 1" fabric worms are just being pieced with a 1/4" seam and it scared me. I sat down at my machine and started to sew...because I HAD to. The way these blocks are put together it was very easy to organize myself into a chain piecing party so I took my first unit and laid it out on my sewing table in order and started to piece.
Can I just tell you, I have no idea why I was fretting so much over this quilt. And I don't think I'm ever going to say that I'm not a quilter ever again. The peace and tranquility that came over me while I put these units together was blissful. My family wasn't too happy as dinner was completely forgotten but I was in "the Zone"!
It helps having the best sewing machine ever! She and I will never part! I love my P-faff as I lovingly refer to her. I replaced my open stitch plate with a closed, put my 1/4" foot on and engaged the IDT. A little Bravo on TV and I was good to go.
Sew a set of strips and turn in my chair to the pressing board to iron them flat and back to sew the next strip. I took them in sets of 18 and that was perfect to keep me alert and interested in what I was doing.
Here is my beautiful rainbow of scary triangles and 1" strips. Isn't it pretty? I was going to show you a picture of the finsihed quilt but it's one of those computer generated deals and I thought it would be fun for you to see the progression!
In Pat Bravo's directions, she suggests getting a 6.5" square ruler to do your trimming. I wish I had one and I probably will head out this weekend to get one but my regular 6" wide ruler is proving to be just fine. I need to pay a little more attention to the lines than I would with the square ruler but it's cool. I can manage for now.
So this is Unit 1 (and flipped upside down is unit 4) for my Combo #1 block. There are two combinations of blocks that when pieced together make a gorgeous, sparkling beauty!
When finished, this quilt is 80" x 80". The kit includes over 10 yards of fabric for the top and binding. Another 5 1/2 yards is suggested for a backing. The kit retails for $99.75 and comes in two different colorways: Fruity Sherbert and Creamy Gelato which is the one I decided to do. For the first week of October, I am offering free shipping within the United States too! I'm so excited to be working on this quilt and sewing is no longer a "HAVE to". I'm finding my happiness in sewing again. If only cleaning the garage made me this happy....I might be able to pull my car in!