Monday, December 25, 2017

A New Adventure in Sewing, part 2

Last time my quilt was starting to form, I had cut my strips and sewed them into groups of three, alternating white on inside and outside.

I sewed two of the strip sets together to form a tube.

Then I took my 12" square ruler and cut the tubes on the diagonal with the ruler's center line on the seam.

Then I cut alternating triangles for a total of 6 per tube.

I then opened up the triangles to turn into quilt blocks.

I had 36 blocks.

I arranged the blocks into a design.

The blocks were sewn together by rows with a 2 1/2" strip, called a sash, between each block.  I did this for all six rows.

Then the horizontal rows were assembled together with  2 1/2" sashing and 2 1/2" borders around.

Now my quilt top is done.  Next I have to attach the batting and bottom fabric to make my quilt.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Looking very colorful! Very nice quilt composition.

  2. Wow! This kind of boggles my mind. I just don't have the imagination to dream such things up. Clearly you're having fun with this! Onward!

  3. Quilt top looks great. Are you going to FMQ or walking foot? Or send it out?

    1. I am going to try a walking foot. I am not sure if the design yet.

  4. Hi Wil
    Nice work here. That’s a good looking quilt top. I like your use of dashing.
    G x