8 blocks finished. Trying a Log Cabin design this time.
And trying to stick to the directions per the letter. Even squared up my fabric before starting to cut. Cut off 1/2″ to remove the selvages. Seemed like such a waste but I totally understand why. The selvage threads are woven tighter than the rest and could distort my quilt when washed. So, off to the scrap heap you go. You Selvages!!
These are the fabrics I am using. Shown here cut in strips. 1 1/2″ wide.
I didn’t completely stick to the “light” and “dark” concept. On the dark side, I added two rows of gold. Mixed in with the browns. I wanted to repeat it.
This is my first time doing string piecing. Like assembly line style. But it works up fast.
The fun part is deciding on an arrangement. So many ways to place the blocks. Once I have a few more made up, it will be easier to decide.
I know, I know…….
You are probably thinking, “Did she finish her first quilt?” Nope, but I do have the backing fabric now so I can get started quilting it.