I wanted to do strips, but the size I wanted to do, I couldn't do with the fat quarters. So instead, I did a few strips (pieced together), a few blocks (quick), and a few small different direction strips/bigger blocks. Its a baby crib size, so when it was all done it was about 30 x 50.
I started by drawing out what I wanted to do with the fabric. Making measurement marks on the paper; what they needed to be cut at and what they would (hopefully) be when I was done sewing them together. I always measure, cut, or sew something wrong; so I tend to add an inch or half inch here and there for safety.
Once I have the design on paper, I cut. I began by cutting the longest pieces and widest pieces, then I move on to the smaller pieces. If I don't have enough of one material, I use a different one. I then use my design wall to move items around and change the design if needed. Which I had to do, as I did not have enough of one material, so I made two long blocks instead of one.
|This is the design on my wall. You can see nothing is sewn together.|
Moving on, I then piece the long blocks, to the small blocks. Then sew the three long strips together, and then add it to the bottom section.
|Bottom and middle section done.|
|Top is done.|
|Pinned and ready to quilt.|
|The top, hand quilted up close.|
|The back, hand quilted up close.|
|Folded up and showing off the hand quilted and hand stitched binding!|
|I love the back. The hand sewn quilting is just so much fun.|
|The front fabrics with the back fabric.|
|The completed front of the quilt.|
Happy Hand Quilting,