I loved getting to an important part in making a quilt. Today I am so happy that the modern improv half square Log Cabin quilt top is finished. If you missed the block post, you can catch up here. I have to admit, it is not such an easy thing to put together a quilt top with no straight lines and every block is completely unique.
I kept at it, measuring, clipping, adding strips and here it is.
I wasn't lying, you can see that there probably isn't a straight line in this quilt. I cut every piece free hand. None of the seams line up.
The back is yet to be made. I am making this quilt for Henry's big boy bed, a twin. I want the finished quilt to be around 72" by 90" which is wider than this fabric.
I dove back into the pile and came up with this fabric. I had forgotten about both of them so I was pretty excited. I have to remove the selvage and sew a strip of the second fabric on each side of the first.
Before I can do all that, I have to get these fabrics smooth. Being at the bottom of the pile created some fierce wrinkles. The top fabric has already been ironed once.
While I was fabric pile diving, I cleared out the small scraps and put them in my donation box. I put the solids with the other solid fabrics and added the green ones to my green bins.
I now have a manageable pile that I will either cut up into pillowcase pieces or leave for another year.
My money is on the pile.
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