May 6, 2014

Project Update: Catherine Quilt (piecing the blocks)

Thought I would pop in today with a little progress on my Catherine Quilt.  If you've followed along you'll remember in my last update that I was cutting all my fabric strips.  With this update, I'm knee deep into my fabrics now, piecing together the random blocks. 
 I work with my fabrics all in little piles and small ironing board to my right with my large cutting mat and sewing machine to my left. I randomly choose fabric strips and lay them out in basic block pattern that suits my fancy.  No rhyme or reason.  No measuring!
 Lots of sewing together individual fabric strips.  Then pressing.  Then trimming. Then sewing together more fabric strips.
 Before you know it I have lots of blocks starting to take shape.  No exact finished size although they've been finishing up around 13"square.....with some of my later blocks being around 18" square.
I love how these first few blocks have turned out.  The colors of the Sweet as Honey fabric from Bonnie Christine + the few I've added from my stash are just the look I was hoping for.  Combined with the 5-6 various linens I've worked in, I love the softness and the pretty patterns.

I'll be back again to share more of my Catherine Quilt.  I've been posting lots of peeks on Instagram and  Twitter which has inspired a lot of you to get back to your quilting.  Feel free to share your links with me, I love show and tell.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


nitestamper said...

Wow, Gabby this looks like a big project. I must say it is turning out wonderful!!!!

linda cencelewski said...

Looks good.

~ Jo ~ said...

Such beautiful blocks! Looking good so far!

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