|FMQ on my Vintage Singer 201-2|
|February 2015 retreat|
|Current State February 2016|
This quilt has TEN years of collecting Halloween fabrics in it. I think I started cutting into my stash for it in 2013. There are 153 different fabrics and the Big Triangles in each block are NOT duplicated.
Here's what I came up with to put it all together. Each strip of fabrics was worked up on phone book paper (can be easily torn off later) to keep the shape before the borders went on the block. The strip-piecing is done with NO rules. Diagonal, wonky, straight, whatever. Just get em in there. Then all these flappy long strips of fabrics were trimmed to 4.5" wide. 1.5" CONSISTENT fabric border added on each side. Then - using a 12.5" square ruler, I measured a 4" width on the diagonal and marked it with full-adhesive post it's, so it would be SUPER easy to line up and slice off the tops!
|Customized Square up ruler|
Then I slice one side off the long way (all the way through), and the other short flap afterwards.
|Cutting off the tops|
Now let's get back to what I did with those leftover triangles we lopped off the tops. I had a small set and a larger set leftover.
|You end up with two sets of triangles!|
Using my EASY ANGLE RULER with the bigger triangles, I trimmed them up to the 3 1/2" line. I put a little blue tape on the bottom of the ruler so I didn't get myself turned around or line it up on the wrong line.
Once those are nice and trimmed, it was easier to put them together and run them through the machine to make 3 1/2" squares! I spread them out to make sure I didn't sew two of the same inner fabrics together.
Then I sewed the squares into manageable strips. These strips became my INNER border!
Next up! The BIG border! Wonky Piano keys! I cut more phone book paper to 7 1/2" wide, and glued the ends together to get 25" Strips.
Trimmed up those sides to match the phone book paper, Trimmed the length down to 24 1/2" and added them to my inner border strips. 3 sets of these on each side of the quilt!
|Back side view so you can see how they went together!|
|Smaller triangle scrap|
|I could get 1 1/2" 2-patches!!|
And THEN, I made itty bitty 4-patches!!
|So I made 4-patches!!|
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