September 26, 2009

Nine Patches And Sashing On The" Go"...

Saturday was a busy, productive quilting day. I really had fun and accomplished a lot. I really love the time I spend creating in the studio.

Remember those four patches that became nine patch quilt blocks? Yesterday, I added sashing and assembled them into my basic quilt top. I still have a second sash in a different fabric to attach, but the "bones" are there and I'm tickled with the look.

I used my Accuquilt Go© Cutter with the 2 1/2" strip template to cut the sashing. If you haven't seen or tried the Go© Cutter, you can't believe how cool it is. Instead of having to rotary-cut fourteen strips the width of the fabric, all I had to do was cut the fabric with my scissors narrow enough to sit on the cutting template and run it through the Cutter. I did three folded layers, 44" long on each pass. This way, each pass yielded nine sashing strips. I was finished in a jiffy!

After cutting the 2 1/2" strips, I then sewed together rows of four blocks separated by sashing. My last step for the day was to sew each completed row of nine patch, sashed blocks together into my basic quilt top. I ironed at each step to be sure that my squares would line up nicely.

I wanted to take a photograph for you so you could see my progress, so I laid the quilt top on the carpet in our living room and ran to get my camera. When I got back, my "little helper" decided she should be in the shot, too. This is what I saw upon returning to the living room. I guess it has her stamp of approval, and it's not even finished!

I'll be working on it again today, and I'll take more pictures so you can see how far I get. You can also see more progress pictures in my "What I'm Sewing Now" Flickr album in my right sidebar (the title here is a link, too). I think that next time, I'll lay the quilt on our bed. Less chance of a certain someone getting in the shot!
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downsize said...

But Donna, Kes looks so happy there....

Snap said...

I giggled when I saw Kes on the quilt. I have "helpers" like that ... especially when the camera comes out! Too funny! You are right ... THE stamp of approval!

DeeDee said...

I love kes....their approval is always the best isn't it...lovely quilt top too..your liitle package is on its way..hope you like them...

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Love the helper and the quilt. Funny how they always want to sit or lay on the quilts. Guess we all are comforted by them.
bunny hugs,
shell

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