Sunday, June 8, 2014
Graph Paper QAL: First Link-up
As those of you who follow me on Instagram know, I've been cleaning out my grandmother's old house in preparation for next month's estate sale, so I've been spending more time lately wading through dusty antiques than cutting out fabric squares. I'm definitely going to have to put in some time at the cutting table this week if I'm going to stay on top of things. For my queen size quilt, I've decided to use seven inch squares in a range of different colors. The stack above is as far as I've gotten. At this point, it's almost all prints by Anna Maria Horner, but it should be a much more diverse mix by the end of the week. I can't wait to start laying these out in a design.
If you've never pieced simple squares before, there are definitely some things to keep in mind if you want everything to line up just right on your quilt top. You can read all about nesting seams at Sew Can She and Sew Mama Sew. Trust me...this information is worth its weight in gold. If you're new to the quilt along, you can get all the details by clicking on the Sew Along tab above. I hope you'll join us!