Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Bagging

I'm in patchwork bag mode, so I started another. Inspired by the Moda Sultry Quilt (free pattern here: ), I assembled 5 different purple/yellow/red fat quarters, and a yard of coordinating stripe (picked up at my local Alco store- no specific brand) and cut them into 2 1/2" wide strips and went to work. This construction is super easy- see the pattern for the specifics. There is a lot of precise trimming involved, but I was still able to put it together in an afternoon. I have the bag basted to the batting and am ready to begin quilting. It will be around 14" square, with 4" sides and bottom, which will be a nice size, I think.
I couldn't bring myself to throw away the pieced end trimmings, so I put them together for a miscellaneous square. I already had a leftover square from the Portugal bag, and I decided that I would just continue to make 8 1/2" squares here and there from leftovers (whatever pattern intrigues me, or crazy quilt style) as the spirit moves me. When I have enough, I'll put them together into a quilt. I don't expect to amass enough squares any time soon.

And yes, I have more Moda fabrics on the way. And some froggie print for a granddaughter who collects frogs... yeah, I'm obsessed.

1 comment:

joannamauselina said...

At the rate you are going, it may not be that long till you have enough blocks of leftovers to make an entire quilt. It will be wonderful.