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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cuttin' Up Fabric.... Sewin' It Back Together

Hi All---

This is part of what I have been working on this morning--Erie Mae has been such a dear, just making a nice smooth, happy sound as the two of us sew along together.

The pattern is OLD TOBACCO ROADS, a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter of quiltville.com. It is a mystery, but it now all parts have been posted, so I know how it will come out. This is such a great pattern, but not in the fast and easy category that are so popular.

Here is a section of the quilt that I am working on using my design wall. I am trying to arrange the various scrap fabrics evenly throughout the quilt, but this pattern does not have your typical blocks....the pieces are arranged in diagonal rows, and also the quilt is larger than my design wall.

So I am working in sections, diagonal slices really, and this is the first section. This part is a lot of fun, piecing and seeing the quilt start to come together!

I decided to make my quilt a little wider than the original pattern by adding two extra pinwheel columns. This makes my quilt square...I think about 76 inches before borders. And I have a really fun idea for the border that differs from the pattern. I'll show you in a future post!


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