Purging myself from those situations have become a focus, nearly an obsession. It's a good old fashioned cleansing of the soul! Really, I may never eradicate myself from the bad juju fabric, but on those occasions when I do it really does feel good! Hopefully it will all come together and turn out to be something beautiful!
I'm calling this quilt Josephine's Quilt. She will be making her debut in a few months and I'm determined to have a quilt finished well before the big event.
I inherited a Moda Hello Betty Honey Bun (1 1/2" x WOF strips) from my daughter years ago. It was no longer a roll, but rather a pile of slowly unraveling, soon to be useless strips. It was a spur of the moment decision to JUST USE IT!
We all know it would be much easier to use said fabric if we had a plan at the beginning! Eventually that idea did come. Strip piecing.
In addition to the Honey Bun strips, I cut a few orange, grey, aqua and white strips in order to have enough fabric for each of the tube sets.
Gotta love mindless sewing! As fast as my machine would go, I made sets of three strips.
Next you pair two sets and sew 1/4" on each side to create a tube.
This is so easy...you gotta try it!
This ruler is really handy and takes the guess work out of cutting. If you don't have one, don't worry...you can use a square ruler.
Line the tip at the stitch line, make sure the ruler is straight...and...
Slice and dice! Flip the ruler...and...
Do it again. Depending on how you want your final blocks to look, I recommend that you do not mix the blocks.
You will need 4 blocks to make one bigger block. I cut 4 blocks in each direction from my strip.
You do have a couple options with your blocks. You could 'throw caution to the wind' and go totally scrappy or you could go this way...
or that way...
Same 4 blocks, except turned creating a different center.
I have made a total of four 7" blocks! I figure I have time before Josephine gets here, so I'll take my time. Besides, I know I'll have to figure out a layout and most likely add additional blocks...blah, blah, blah! Another rabbit hole I've fallen into!
These are really fun blocks to make and they look so cool! Maybe next time I'll use wider strips. Maybe even use my 'undesirable' fabric! The possibilities!
I see a lot of Purge Quilting in my future! How do you handle fabric you want to purge? Do you use it, ignore it or throw it into a quilt?!