Friday, July 4, 2014
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
This next to the last project for Martha Pullen Licensing is a rag quilt. This one was fun to do, and it was a little quicker and easier than the other rag quilts I have done. No batting sandwiches to prepare, no stitching an X from corner to corner of the sandwich, just cutting and sewing squares.
Here is a photo of my efforts to lay the quilt blocks out. Since the instructions said to offset the blocks, it was hard for me to get a pattern going, so I tried to place the squares as randomly as possible.
Clipping the seam allowance is no small task. Special spring scissors helped, but my arthritic right hand feels the pain..
I alternated the chevron on the back, and lets just say I had to take out more than one to get them all going the correct way. After you complete the clipping, a good wash and spin in the dryer fluff up theedges, and it will only look better with each washing. The fiinished quilt is 50 by 55 inches.