Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Slow progress with the UFO quilt.
I am so glad that I have made a start on this project. I have learned quite a lot in the short time I've been working on it.
And here is my first block - the first one I've made, I mean. I was relieved to find it matched the original blocks that were in the parcel....phew!
I have heard about quilters who save all those little triangles that have to be cut away from the Flying Geese, and thought to myself, what on earth for? I'll just chuck them out. Fortunately before I had thrown too many in the bin, it dawned on me how easy it was to stitch the little triangles together, as when they are cut off the main piece, the two bits of fabric stay together and all you have to do is run them through the machine.
And come up with these! I have a few ideas on how I might use them - possibly in the border of this quilt, or maybe as a completely separate item down the track later on.
So here are my Flying Geese pieces (still to be trimmed).
Posted by Gina E.