It is getting warm in Ohio! I think our Spring lasted about 5 hours!
But no matter how steamy the temps, the quilting continues :)
sorry for the pictures...not sure if it was the light or my camera
I love revisiting liberated quilting....Gwen Marston is the woman behind this process. If you have not heard of Gwen or read any of her books....I highly recommend them. I began quilting long before the days of blogs and you-tube videos. I read every quilting book I could get my hands on. It is wonderful to have the internet for quick research, but I think books are so much more comprehensive.
How fun are these 'sails' in pops of solid color! Liberated Quiltmaking is a very forgiving process. No need obsess over seam allowance or accurate cutting.
I have posted a tutorial on the process for making this block...but it is worth a refresher...
Begin with your foundation piece of fabric. I have used Kona Snow for my foundation fabric...the piece in my example is 4" X 6"...therefore my block will be 4 X 6.
for the 'sail' you can use scraps of fabric...the smaller the scrap the smaller the sail....and vice versa.
I have cut a solid red piece a little larger because I want it to extend from the lower left corner to the upper right corner.
Next I place my red fabric on top of the snow foundation fabric. Place it so the corner you want covered is exposed. This can seem awkward, but as soon as it is stitched you will flip it into place.
now turn the entire block over so you are looking at the wrong side of the block. Using your ruler and rotary trim the 'sail' even with the edges of the foundation piece.
You can see my red fabric is much larger than I needed....
Next, trim away the excess foundation fabric to reduce bulk.
There you go! Now you can set your own sails! Make your own summer sailing quilt!