Friday, June 3, 2016

Slice, Dice, 'n' Sew

About six weeks ago, I showed you the batik strips I planned to use in my next quilt project.  I'm making a pattern from the Moda Bakeshop called Simply Woven.  It is one of those blocks that comes together by sewing fabric pieces together, cutting, sewing again, cutting again, sewing some more...and after a few steps, you have your block.

You sew your background fabric on both sides of one strip....

Cut it in half...

 Sew the halves to either side of another strip...

Repeat until you have used all six strips and you have a finished 12" block.

The directions for this quilt on Moda Bakeshop are very good, with lots of color photos to illustrate each step.  The sewing is easy and fast; you just have to pay attention to where you are cutting.  I recommend cutting fabric for a few extra blocks, just in case you flub up once or twice (or more often!) like I did.

I've already made 22 of the 48 blocks required fir a 72" by 96" quilt.

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  1. That's going to look very cool.

  2. I had just looked at this quilt and thought it would be fun to make. I love the fabrics you are using. Hugs


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