I have been doing a lot of sewing this weekend – what else is there to do really? Housework? Well, I guess … but quilting always wins over that if I have anything to say about it.
I have enough of my Step Blocks (I decided to name them) to make both quilt layouts that I showed in my previous post. I liked both layouts so much I couldn’t choose between them so I made enough blocks to make both. I decided to make layout two first, which I’m calling the Gathering Quilt because all those small square make me think of people congregating in groups at say a party or a park.
Lessons learnt (learned to me always looks and sounds wrong – it’s my British ancestry) from making this quilt top:
- Spin every seam possible
- Like colours will end up next to each other no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
- Backgrounds don’t have to be white, grey, beige or black.
- There are a lot of 2″ squares in this quilt. Each block has 24 and there are 48 blocks = 1,152 in this quilt alone
- I’m a wee bit insane to like such little squares!
Insane or not, I’m pretty happy with the quilt!