Raw edge quilting
Brenda from Scraps and Strips is the first person I saw doing this type of quilting. She calls it strip piecing. Some call it postage stamp quilting. I call it raw edge quilting. It is really fun and lends itself to being creative. It is fun picking out what to put where. Karen's version of this quilt is more like mine.
In this project, I designed four 11.5 inch squares, one at a time and the boder by itself and then pieced them all together. Below are grids to show you how I did the squares. It was easier to do it in sections so I could keep it straight.
4 squares and 4 border pieces
I used linen as the base in this quilt. I glued the small squares down to the linen and then sewed them into place on the linen. I did zig zag instead of straight stithcing, just because I like the rough sewing feel to the layering. Some of the squares were doubled, like a picture frame. Brenda and Karen sew the design elements directly to the batting and backing but I want to do more embellishing on the top so mine is not quilted yet. Next step for me is to make the quilt sandwich and then quilt it and add the border. I should be done soon. Here are some close up pics of my work so far:
I just love this. Let me know what you think!
Meanwhile, I have to work only 3 times in the next 10 days. I plan to doing some sewing! I will be here so stop by and say "HI". Here is a picture of Sarah who came home from Peace College in Raleigh NC for Fall break. She brought home her friend Jackie from New Jersey. They go back on Sunday. Here they are at dinner last night.
Sarah and Jackie