of my Adventures in Solids!
I am making (at least) three quilts out of the strips of solid fabrics cut during Sew Day. For now they are named Quilt #1, Quilt #2 and Quilt #3. Original.... I know!
I found time the other day to work on Quilts #1 and #2.
First I double checked my layout of Quilt #1 and marked each vertical column. I chain pieced all 70 solid blocks (except for the bottom block of each column) for Quilt #1 onto 2 inch strips of Kona White. I then cut in between the blocks and trimmed them to size carefully keeping them in the proper order.
I worked with one column at a time pinning carefully and really taking my time with each block. I chain pieced the blocks from column 1 to the blocks of column 2. After sewing the blocks together, I laid them out and realized I wasn't careful enough. The top picture shows my mistake. Can you see it?
I guess it's only a mistake because of the layout I have in my mind. Above you can see that instead of sewing the blocks from column 3 to the blocks of column 4, I sewed all the blocks of column 3 to each other and then sewed all the blocks of column 4 to each other.
That is as far as I got. After I sew the remaining columns of blocks (and rip out the first two), I will add 2 inch Kona white sashing in between. This is why the first method I tried does not work....
In between chain piecing the blocks for Quilt #1, I pieced another 20 pairs of blocks for Quilt #2.
I still have a lot of work to do!
Have an amazing day!!!