Sunday, March 13, 2011

Learning to sew.

Well.  Maybe you remember this post.  Two months later, I decided to do some more sewing on this project.  So I took that layout of the squares and sewed four big squares that were each made up of nine smaller squares.  Then I cut those four big squares into four squares each.  I spent an evening with the sixteen new squares, arranging and rearranging them.  I came up with this arrangement, but wasn't sure that I liked it:

I took a picture in case I couldn't remember how to put it back together if I needed to.  
Then, after some rearranging, I came up with one that was more pleasing to my eyes:

And then I sewed those squares together:
After watching a few more tutorials on YouTube, I figured that I probably needed more/different fabric for my borders, so I set it aside.
With the scraps from my miniature quilt, and a couple more tutorials, I made this:

It's a coffee cup cozy.  Not sure if I like it or not, or if it is functional.  Will test it out to see what adjustments need to be made.  Perhaps I will make a billion of them!  We shall see.


Julie said...

Laura! I love the fabric and the cup cozy is adorable!!

I too made a quilt this weekend at quilt retreat - it looks like the same pattern as yours.

Laura said...

Muchas Gracias! Someday I will have to attend a quilt retreat instead of learning to quilt via youtube (for one, the snacks are better at camp). :) I would like to see your quilt! Perhaps you should write a letter to it?

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