Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'm WAAYY outta the Box - and not sure I like it!
I had a pattern called "Rustic Cabins" by Little Miss Sloppy that I've been thinking of making for a long time. I don't know where I got it - can't imagine that I bought it new ( I get a lot of things from friends and sales for cheap ) but it looked interesting and we all need to try "interesting" every once in a while, right?
This is the pattern and you can get it here http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/P-4062-rustic-cabins-by-little-miss-sloppy.aspx ( I'm sure there is lots of other places too ).
It took about 19 different fabrics - that was fun digging thru my stash for that many! You should have seen my sewing room OH MY GOODNESS the mess that it was in! And of course I didn't like the first ones that I pulled so back in I went. Fun fun fun! A great way to use up fabrics that I only had a bit of. And I wanted this quilt to be WILD - Bright - BIg Fun!
This pattern is something that you don't cut precisely, yes, it starts out with a specific size of square or rectangle, but then it's all up to you -- the widths and angles, big or narrow,, all up to me -- I'm not used to that. Even on my paper pieceing I have specific sizes cut to use -- but as you see, the blocks are all wonky. Slash here, slash there -- just like this see how the top and sides are all slanted. It was really kind of fun, when I just let loose. I did learn not to cut to short, too narrow cause after you sew the blocks together,, then you trim!
See all the strings! Every block got trimmed back. a few of them I didn't leave enough sides and the points are going to be gone ( like the picture on the left ) -- ah well,, "out of the box" right? No rules, right? Square blocks are over rated, right!
I did get into the groove and it became fun! I also found that it was easy to strip piece if I kept everthing going the right way ( because you had to match what you cut with what you cut it off of )
I finally all the blocks together today and laid it out so I could see it. I flipped and moved blocks
geez,, so not me!
Musings by Quilter In Paradise at 7:37 PM