i was lucky enough to attend a quilting retreat last weekend (i organise it for my quilting group every year), so i had the pleasure of sewing (with no cooking or cleaning for the whole weekend!!) from Friday afternoon to Monday lunchtime... pure BLISS
my current project is a selvedge quilt. i have been collecting them for a looooong time! i didn't spend my whole weekend on the quilt, i sewed selvedges till i ran out of iron-on interfacing!! the triangles aren't sewn together yet but i couldn't resist taking a photo of my blocks...
after much consideration (and debate amongst the other retreat attendees!) i have decided to call it "salvaged" and i am hoping to finish it in time for our exhibition in October 2012
i used this tutorial to guide me but i did a couple of things differently...
- i used a light-weight fusible interfacing instead of sewing onto paper, this means i can leave it in and it helps to stabilise the block
- i ironed the kite into place then put the first selvedge right side down and sewed it on using a 1/4" seam. i pressed it open and layered the remainder of my selvedges for the triangle, once all of the selvedges were ironed in place i moved to the sewing machine and top stitched them down
- using this process has saved me a lot of time!!