When I started, I had no plan for the quilt at all. I started with the large braid, and started building the quilt from there. I used strips of small squares, strip sets, or improv blocks to fill in any places necessary. I started making a few of each kind of block, and filled the space little by little. It was very free and fun, as I sewed without measuring anything. Each piece was made to fit with the existing chunk I was working with, and any extra was trimmed off. I didn't have to worry about keeping individual blocks perfectly square or preserving triangle points. The only thing I did worry about was making sure I sewed with correct seam allowance. Though the quilt looks haphazard, its construction is sound.
My rotary cutter was used very sparingly as well. It was mainly used to square up large sections, but I also cut my equilateral triangles (bottom left), and the curves on the strip sets. All of the other blocks and trims were done by eye with my scissors, which adds to the great wonkiness of the quilt. This one measures 58" x 62" and I'm looking forward to finishing it up, and thinking of a great name for it (suggestions welcome here!)
Last week's party was just amazing! I love this quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts, called My Twitter Feed (and love the name, too!)
The Lilac Cat shared this awesome quilt.
and check out this fun flying geese mini by Twiggy and Opal. Love!
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