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Sunday, August 27, 2006
A Little Stash Reduction Fun
Thursday at my guild's Sewing Bee we worked on further reducing our stashes with a project called Directional Rail Fence. I have had this line of Moda coordinates on my shelf for a lo-o-ong time so was glad to use it for SOMETHING! The colors in this photo don't look very accurate, but it is a nice mix in person. However it is coming together a bit darker than I had imagined in my mind's eye LOL. I was short on the red so will be on a chase this week for a tone-on-tone bright red to finish the strips. Also I am thinking I will need an appliqued border on the dirty tan shade in the birds--something very simple. This will either be a cuddle-up quilt or a fold-and-lay-across-the-foot-of-the-bed quilt or a donation quilt. I will use it as a practice-freemotion-quilting piece also. The pieces for each block are a center piece 10x6 and two side strips 2 1/2x10. The center pieces are for prints that have a direction to them. Each block squares to 10x10. There was an easier and faster way to construct this quilt by cutting strips selvage to selvage, stitching strips, then subcutting---but since I had the bright idea to fussy-cut the bird fabric, mine took a tad longer. But still...fast, fun, and forgiving!