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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Quilting-the process


The Process

Taz quilt

I was going to show you the finished top 
for the White Camo quilt, but I have changed my mine
it is a woman prerogative or so they say.
Instead I'd like to bring you up to speed on the Taz quilt.
I thought a process post was in order.  

My fabric choices for this quilt
The brown has been changed to black, 
the star fabric is for the backing.
The red/pink is for an accent on the binding, 
blocks will be black, white, blue and Taz.
There are a lot of pieces to the block, which is 8 inches finished, 
and there will be 100 of them.
The main block (which you will see in a minute) is 6 inches,
to which we add flying geese.
The white square is 2.5 inches, there are 400
The black square is 2 7/8 inches, also 400
which are then cut into triangles, half square triangles (HST) in quiltease.
Each of the white squares will receive two half square triangles.

First HST being put on,  times 400

Now adding the second HST,  again times 400
By adding the HST we create the unit next to the Taz square,
 each block will get 4 of these units,
one on each side.
 You can see two that are centered and pinned in place on the upper block.

The group I am working on today, along with the remaining blocks
to be done, folded and pressed to make centering lines.

Summery, upper left..flying geese to be constructed and center blocks
center right......finished blocks
bottom......blocks ready to receive first set of flying geese.

I was considering how many times these blocks and their components are handled
by the time they become blocks that are ready to be put into rows and thus a quilt top.
Pretty amazing really,
15 times
@ 100 blocks, that is alot of handling.

Here are the embroidery designs for this quilt.

Ok, back to work, hope you enjoyed seeing some of the process.
One never realizes the steps involved in creating things, I am always amazed,
so figure you might enjoy seeing "how its made"

God Bless

1 comment:

Moira said...

Great work on teh quilt!