...is ADDICTING! Penny over at Sew Take A Hike created a great 4-part tutorial so you too can try this uber-cool method! I've made 2 and 1/2 blocks so far and love it! I'm making 10" unfinished blocks which are slightly smaller than Penny's tutorial. Digging thru the scrap pile is somehow relaxing to me, and I can recall what each scrap is from, ahh memory lane!
Both of these blocks are quilted with 1/2" lines, but I think I'll go a bit wider for the remaining blocks... to make it go faster. I also don't snip the thread at the end of each line... I turn 90 degrees, make three stitches, turn 90 degrees, then stitch the next line until the entire piece of fabric is tacked down. I guess the tutorial doesn't specify, but I like doing it this way.
I was going to make a 3 block by 3 block baby quilt, but I may just go bigger! Time will tell... I have an entire list of sewing projects I'd like to get done, but maybe the list can wait! Now, go check it out for your self! There's also a Quilt-as-you-go Flickr Pool!
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