Ever have something on your mind and you can’t stop thinking about it?
Well, that is what happened with this fabric I showed you about a week ago. I wanted to work on my UFO’s. And I wanted to cut into these purple and lavender fabrics. Cutting won out. 169 squares. 5 1/2″ each.
I don’t know if this design has a name. Probably. But I don’t know what it is called. I’ll just call it The Purple Steps. Here are all of the squares up on my design wall. They take up just about all of the space. I had to use my step stool to reach the top. So far, it measures 68″ by 68″. Thirteen rows. 13 squares per row.
Mainly, I wanted to go with this design to test my “lining up” skills. To see if they had improved. I know NOT to IRON the pieces. Just lay the iron on the seams and not go back and forth. That has helped tremendously in not ending up with wonky fabric.
And I am being careful to keep the fabric straight as I sew with my quarter inch foot. No user errors!! I think I lined them up pretty good this time. I only had problems with a few squares.
I even put sticky notes on each row notating which to iron left and which rows to iron right. This helped line up the seams properly. All squares are sewn together. I sewed a row at a time.
Now…… I have to decide on the border. Or borders. I am going to do Piano Keys for one of the borders. Haven’t decided on which fabric to use for the second border. But I am leaning toward the lavender and white polka dots. I like the look. Bright and fresh encapsulating the darker fabrics. BTW, I decided to use the fuchsia for the back and a little bit of it to make the piano keys pop.
I should be finished with the quilt top in a couple days. Then I can work on the recycle projects I have planned for this month.