Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quilt Time

 I've been cutting and piecing a singleton scrap quilt for more than a year now. I finally found enough different fabrics to complete 140 five inch squares with each fabric being used only once for each shape. Yes, I spent a lot of time staring at almost identical solids...

I cleared out the living room so I could lay out the squares, but only after the cats had inspected the work space.
 This is what a fabric rainbow looks like! 14 rows of 10 squares each with the colors gradating as best I can. I also had to keep fussing with it to make sure pieces of the same fabric weren't next to each other.
 Here's Count Von Gingerpaws inspecting my work. Pay no mind to the sneer, nothing is ever good enough for him. *sigh*

I carefully stacked each row in order to prepare for sewing. I had cut strips of white and cream colored fabric scraps to space each square, so each row was sewn into a long strip.


Then to go between each of these long row I sewed every single white scrap I could find in the craft room into a 32 yard long strip. This will be tricky to get straight between the rows, but it is the most efficient use of the fabric.

I then ran out of all desire to keep sewing and stuffed the project away for another day. It's hot in this house yaknow! Progress...

5 comments:

Lynne said...

WOW! Tedious work, but it's going to be beautiful when you're done with it!

Pink said...

I really can't wait to finish it, I was thinking about it last night in bed...

Karen said...

I can't wait to see it when it is finished! The colors look amazing already.

Rose said...

Aw, kitty helpers are the best. Your quilt looks great so far! I look forward to seeing the final product.

Sharkbytes said...

That's going to be really pretty! Love your back ground.