Friday, January 27, 2012

UFO tutorial - day 2

Here's where I started.

 Tonight I took out the rotary cutter and went to work. While I was deciding how to slice them, I wondered what would happen if I fan-folded them and cut through three layers at once. So I tried it.
Here I am, fan-folding the fabric.

 Now all three layers are together and it's time to put a slice through them.


                                   When I open it, here's what it looks like.
Three uneven cuts in one fell swoop and four sections. Later, I will cut it up again but in the meantime I will start with the two narrow sections in the middle and insert a strip between them.
 But then I think I'll flip one side top-to-bottom before I insert anything. 
 A strip of lime green batik that is lying around seems like a cheerful way to start.

 Since these blocks are different sizes (the reason they may never have been made into a quilt top)
 I decide to trim off the excess and put it aside.  Maybe I'll use it later for something else. Yes, I used a ruler, but really only when I trim. 

I don't know what I will do next but these blocks have a long way to go before I can make the swastikas disappear. Stay tuned.












3 comments:

  1. Il faut vraiment que j'essaie avec mes blocs, je n'ai pas pensé que je pouvais les coudre ensemble avant merci :)))

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  2. Marianne, c'est la première fois que je l'essaie. Il ne faut que se demander "what if?".

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  3. A friend recommended your blog, and your work reminds me of Gwen Marston's Liberated Quilts! LOVE em! There is a yahoo group called lib-quilters:liberated quilters, you would fit right in!

    Can't wait to look around your blog and see all the really cool stuff you have ... I mean HOT stuff!

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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