Monday, January 28, 2008
Project No. 1: The Liberated Quilt
This is my first block for my liberated quilt. I bought a bunch of fabric from Jo-Ann's, plus a rotary cutter. I came home and I cut strips of fabric. I measured nothing.
After that I wasn't sure what to do, so I made it up as I went along. I ironed quarter-inch seams and then started sewing everything together by hand. I have a 6"x6" template (also courtesy of Jo-Ann's), and used that to build my block on. When I need more fabric, I cut out more strips.
I do not swear by this method. Somehow, I'm sure I could be doing this much more efficiently. But you know what? This is the way for me, at least right now. I'm having fun. I like how my block looks. The only thing that's getting on my nerves is threading the needle, and that's because I'm forty-three and can't see anymore.
So imagine sixteen or so of these blocks set between borders of maybe dark blue fabric with white stars (that's what I'm thinking--I might change my mind) and hanging up on the wall. Imagine the audacity of calling it art.