Pictures for our quilt project for August 24th.
We had squared up our fat quarter so that all the squares were even. We then stacked up our quarters into one pile. Keeping away from the edges of the fabic we made our first slash. Only the strong could do all the layers at once. We helped each other out to keep the slashes even and prevent shifting.
You can also divide your pile of quarter into half and just cut through the first half. Keep track of the order of your stack. You can take a cutting from the first stack you cut and use as a pattern to cut the second pile of fat quarter squares.
WE GOT BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS....
In order to get the random alignment of the colors, take your top slashed block and move it to the bottom of the stack. Some of us moved more then only one block, but that was by accidental design.
Your slashed blocks are sewn back on to the original main body of your square. Assembly line sewing made the task go quickly. The machines were humming and the ladies were busy.
After you have sewn you first slashed block to your main body. You have to iron your seams.
You then restack your blocks and make your next slash into the fabric. To keep the random pattern, take your top slashed block and move it to the bottom of your stack.
The slashes can be on different alignments. The main thing to remember is to keep your slash lines away from the edges. You can also do more than the four slashes that we used, but that means more sewing and smaller blocks.
More pictures will be added as we progress with our project.
More Quilt Links ( too be added)
Quilting Ironing Board Directions..... You can make this yourself!
Past Project Archive
Hadley MI 48840 Quilt Shows and Harvest Festival .... 150 Quilts