This quilt has now been on my design wall for several months. I felt like doing something different, so I thought that I would work on it. I had the fabric strips and extra pieces in a project box but no pattern...where did this project come from?
Mystery UFO (UnFinished Object) solved
First clue: I checked to see when I had first taken pictures of the quilt on my design wall. I found this picture in December on my Studio Tour post, and on my phone it first appeared in mid-November. It would seem that I didn't write a post about it.
|Here it is on my design wall during my studio tour.
|It first appeared in Mid-November
|Progress and stitching up the columns
I say that it wasn't too difficult, but this is from someone who is accuracy challenged and pretty intimidated by piecing. My very favourite block is the 9-patch! I'm not really a fan of piecing but when I make a quilt that isn't improv pieced, it's almost always scrappy so that I don't have to cut all of the fabric at once.
Before I found the pattern, I thought that I would just have a go at stitching the rows together. After stitching a few, I realized that I was probably not doing this right because I had not idea how I was going to attach the second row to the first - they are all hexies! That's why the seam ripper made an appearance. It turns out that the pieces are stitched one column at a time.
|My seam ripper was very useful!
It was also handy when I sewed my first two half hexies together in that column. I'm really not good at thinking in 3 dimensions, so I ended up having to pin them together to figure out where to stitch. After that, it went quite well.
|Pinning the pieces to get the correct angle
You can see the weird piecing at the top of each column. The pattern calls for cutting the extra pieces into quite smaller pieces to finish up the top. I really don't like dealing with small pieces, so I'm going to stitch these partial pieces to the top of the strip and then trim them when the top is all pieced. This should give me some added security since I'm really good at having these types of pieces be too small. 😊
|Adding extra long top pieces that will be trimmed off
Since my last design wall picture, I've cut and pieced the rest of the strips so that the quilt top will be 6 hexies by 8 hexies. It's supposed to be a 24" x 29" crib quilt.
What I learned
- It might be a good idea to write the name of the e-book in my project box.
- I remembered why I don't really like piecing but it wasn't that bad. I've attached 5 of the 8 hexies in each column and all of the pieces are on my design wall.
- I've been really restless and not feeling like FMQ or hand stitching, so this is a nice change.
- It'll be nice to have something else on my design wall!
- A Studio Tour, December 21, 2020
- GE Quilt Designs and Stripology 2
- Strip Lash Baby Quilt by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties. Why not check out what everyone is up to? Let's Make Baby Quilts, Put Your Foot Down, Finished or Not Finished Friday, Patchwork & Quilts, Oh Scrap!, 15 minutes to stitch 2021, Design Wall Monday, Monday Making,
This will also be my Squirrel and I'll be posting it to Sandra's DrEAMi! next Saturday,