Tackling the blah …

ALYOF logoThere has been way too much blah in my life of late … not to mention quite a lot of blah blah blah as well … all of which is affecting my creative spirit 😦  So in an effort to alleviate some of the blah, I have decided to tackle a new project for my July ALYoF:  a simple rail fence quilt, using some bright and beautiful batiks purchased at Wacky Jackys’ stall at the Brisbane Quilt Show last year.  The pattern is a recent free download from Quiltification via Craftsy, called Off the Rails, and my aim is to get the top sewn up to at least flimsy stage by the end of month deadline.  Here goes! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Tackling the blah …

  1. Sasa, how do you know when to stop re-arranging your strips? Some of those make my mouth water! Gorgeous!

    • This was just the first cut of the strips, Jill – they started out as a jelly roll (ie, 40 x 2.5″ wide strips across the width of the fabric), with each strip then cut into 3 14″ strips (pictured above). Then came the task of choosing fabric ‘sandwiches’ (ie 1 single strip between 2 of one other colour), which will be sewn together and then cut into 6.5″ blocks; these will then be sewn together in alternate directions. (That all sounds unnecessarily complicated! But it’s really a very simple construction.) So I’ve gone through one process of arranging colours to play together nicely, but will still have more re-arranging to do when it comes to sewing the blocks together – lots of fun! 🙂 And yes, the fabrics are beautiful – we’ll have to take you to Wacky Jacky’s stall at the quilt show in October, you’ll be blown away by the variety of batik fabrics! And I love it that the long strips come already cut for me in a jelly roll – makes life so much easier! 🙂


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