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Sunday, 2 March 2008

Quilts From The Edge

Ok, so that makes one down and 243 more to go...

Before cutting the freezer paper sections apart, I drew a red line through the centre of each strip. It was a great help in aligning the pieces when sewing.

Each individual piece of freezer paper was ironed to the back of the appropriate fabrics and cut out with scissors. I added 1/4" seam allowance to each piece and then the daunting task of reassembling the sections began. It was very much like making a jigsaw puzzle from fabric.

There are 244 pieces of patchwork so it was very important to organize the material carefully and work slowly to keep everything in order. I broke the quilt into four sections - top, bottom, left, right - and worked on one section at a time, strip by strip. Each strip was assigned a letter and numbered from the bottom towards the centre. You will see here the notation "A5 LS" which signifies Strip A, Piece 5, Left Side

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