... almost. It's just not quite done yet. Here it is at 4 strips wide.
Anyway, I mentioned on my last post that I'm trying to use up leftover scraps of fabric in an effort to avoid spending money.
Those odd paper squares you see here are just post-it notes that let me know where the heck I am in this whole quilting block process!
I cut out one hundred and forty six (146) 5 1/2 inch squares of fabric, which I then stitched one hundred and forty six (146) 2 1/2 inch squares atop of. Does that make sense?
What I'm trying to say is that I sewed one 2 1/2 inch square on top of one 5 1/2 inch square. Very tedious yet a sixth grader could do it.
The 2 1/2 inch square is sewn (with 1/4 inch seam allowances) onto the 5 1/2 inch square with the raw edges of the smaller square completely exposed. This means that when the finished quilt is laundered, the raw edges of the smaller square will ravel, thus giving it a scruffy, or 'scrappy' look.
Aha! A pirate! How appropriate.
A wash tub from my house cleaning days!
And of course, Wilbur. How can I possibly make anything without his approval?
And here it is, a finished quilt top.
All twelve rows.
Do all my squares meet up perfectly?
Do I really care?
Do I now appreciate all the work that people put into real quilts?
I most certainly do!
At the Salvation Army the other day I lucked onto a 4 yard piece of fabric for five bucks, and it will become the backing for this quilt, so all I need to buy is the batting.
Hopefully my next post will be that of my very first (and possibly last) finished quilt!