Last week, I posted about my idea of turning two challenges into one quilt…
…and this week, I have made a start!!
The first thing that I needed to do was make the strip sets for the background blocks…
I only had 3 fat-quarters in the needed greens so I knew that I was going to have to be VERY precise in my cutting and planning!
I trimmed a minimal amount to even up the edges…
….and cut a set of strips out of each fabric. They varied in width from 1-inch to 2-1/2- inches.
I matched the fabrics into duets….
….and sewed them together, being REALLY sure of my 1/4-inch seam allowance…..
I even chose to piece with a Bottom Line thread which is 60 weight thread. I have never used this before but it seems to be working well.
OKAY….the first set of strips are sewn…..
Am I happy with them?
Not so much!!!
Come back on Saturday to see the next moves!
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