I had to take these off the design wall to focus on what really needed to be done.
I started fiddling with the idea of using scraps for half-square triangles with stitch and flip triangles during my Swirling Medallion class. This simple technique from the book lends itself to so many designs.
I went with a small sized square so I could use up even the smallest of favorite scrap fabrics.
They are ideal for chain piecing. Think of it as an ongoing project in between all those others. I simply have added a stack of white squares to my sewing table and as I produce scraps from other projects I add hsts to the mix.
It would be fun to play with value a bit more, but the process itself is so gratifying as you watch it grow. Rather addictive I would say and always fun to see those out of print fabrics that you have miniscule amounts of on display in a quilt.
::Improvisational Strip Piecing Workshop:: $85 Saturday, September 8th, 10am-4pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island.
An all day workshop to explore the creation of your own quilt designs utilizing improvisational strip piecing. We’ll cover this improvisational patchwork technique while constructing blocks for your own quilt design. All level of sewists welcome. Quilting Modern Book required.