Friday, December 5, 2008

Jason Quilts – Day Three

Today we went shopping at Joann’s for fabric. His first choice of fabric for the blocks in the center of the quilt changed the colors of the layout he had designed. And he was okay with that. Only bought 2 fabrics today, cuz Joann has another sale next week.

Came home, put the fabric in the washer & dryer while we had a lunch of Gpa’s homemade chili. After lunch, Jason ironed the preshrunk fabric and then it was time to cut. He cut strips for a strip set. Sewing a strip set for Block 1 was the first time Jason sewed a long strip. It was also the first time that Jason learned how to “un-sew”. VBG There are certain things that we can fudge, but there are certain things that get “un-sewed” and we all learn these things the hard way. VBG

The photo shows 3 blocks of Block 1 that he completed today. Blocks are 12-1/2” x 12-1/2”.

Jason gave permission for me to share his quilt design with the blogging world. So, as the quilt progresses, I will be putting up a PDF file of the construction, so if you like his quilt, you will be able to make one like it.


Jason said...

i am pretty excited about how this quilt is coming together. even though we just did a bit of it today.

Pat said...

I was so pleased the a fabric "jumped out" at you! When you saw it, it was the fabric you had to have and the rest of the quilt willl be built around it. That's the way it goes with quilters. VBG

How about those lime green fabrics that jumped out at me? LOL