1 greasy Mystery Face print on the front window +
2 moms +
6 kiddos +
about 12 hours +
a bunch of fruit +
and heaps of fabric =
A wonderful Quilty Saturday.
My friend Erica wanted to come over Saturday and work on a baby quilt for her brother's soon to arrive twins. I have been wanting to try a zig zag quilt for some time, and I have 2 babies to make quilts for in my world too. My husband is away for a bit, so what the heck? Come on over!
We used this tutorial from "A quilt is nice" (she said I could link to it...I was good and asked first). She even has kits in her etsy shop for a zig zag quilt and I was tempted to buy one when I bought a bunch of hair clips for crazy Emma and her mad growing out bangs, but I have tons of fabric so I made the command decision to just have Erica and I use what I have available.
Now, you will find that the tutorial requires 5" squares. I just cut 2 x 5" strips from each piece of fabric I wanted to use (selvage to selvage) and then cut the strips again into 5" squares. I found that this used too much fabric. If you do it this way you will have enough for 2 baby quilts.
I think you will find that the cutting and pressing ( and doing the mom thing with 6 kiddos) take up the most time with this quilt. It actually goes together quite quick. Oh also, if you can, use a walking foot for the piecing. Since there are so many seams a walking foot helps them all feed through your sewing machine evenly.
PS... Thanks for all the good wishes with my peepers. I went to another opthomologist and he also thinks it is optic migraines...but combined with some hypertension. I am supposed to be taking a break from sewing and see if that rests my eyes....but what would I do if I didn't sew? And it is not like I am sewing by candlelight....I am sewing by the intense central Australian Sun. Can't get more bright unless I was sitting on the surface of the sun. But then I would be melted, so that would be crazy. I am cutting back! I swear I am.
PPS... Who left the gross greasy face print on my front window? That is just creepy, don't do it again.