People often say that we quilters are crazy because we buy fabric, then cut it into pieces, and sew the pieces back together again. Well, maybe I am crazier than usual, because in this case I cut up the fabric, sewed the pieces together, and then I cut up those pieces yet again!
A long time ago, I started working on a hand sewing project. Can't believe it was two years ago! (2015--check it out here!)
I appliquéd approximately one gazillion (I counted!) circles onto squares of fabric. Many different fabrics and four different sizes.
Then I needed to cut most of the squares into quarters. After that I rearranged them all and sewed them back into squares. On some of the large squares I sewed a small square on as one of the quarters. (As shown below) Did that make sense?!?
This is a great big stack of 130 squares.
It was fun rearranging the squares to sew them together. I dumped the pieces in a large tote bag, stirred them up, and then just reached in and grabbed one!
|Interior of bag.|
|More interior of bag.|
I pressed the seams so they nested very nicely together when I sewed the second seam.
Now all of the squares have been reassembled, and are ready to be sewn together. But I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to square up all of the blocks so they will go together easier.
The pattern has a specific layout. I plan to follow that arrangement guideline when putting the squares up on my design wall. But then I will step back and study the arrangement to make sure I don't have too many of one color all grouped together.
I'm not at my design wall right now, but I wanted to see what it will look like. So I laid out a six-by-six grid on the bed. And I'm pleased!
I really like how colorful and scrappy it is. Exactly what I wanted!
As you can see, some of the squares are left with one whole circle appliquéd down, not cut into quarters.