The comfort quilt made from 10" squares (white paired with batik), has been finished, sent and received. The HSTs are made by sewing around all 4 sides of paired squares (10") and cutting diagonally from both sets of corners. I used the triangle ruler, Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer, to trim the cuts while still a triangle before it is pressed open. This means you only have to cut the block on two sides, saving lots of time and cutting. The ruler works well, but I have to say it is a bit thin and I accidentally snapped the corner of one.
The arrangement of the HSTs was a long process on the wall following a graph paper design I drew, but I liked the result. I sewed the blocks with the webbing method during a fall retreat. When I received a referral for someone having surgery for throat cancer, I made the backing and quilted it. I used scrappy blues for the binding. The man did not know it was coming and was quite taken by surprise.
My only regret is that in a few places an orangeish batik bled through to the backing. I did not have enough time to soak the quilt as Vicki has shown so well, it had to get in the mail due to the cancer surgery.
|The tote bag that the quilt goes in. The whole bag goes into an XXL zip plastic bag |
and into a box when it is mailed.