Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Still Playing With Orts

I love Kim Diehl's scrappy style and the great color mix she uses. I found one of her books at Joann's and used a coupon for a great price. 
That's the last of that CW print but there are a lot more to cut up. The cover quilt is first on my list but several more from this book are equally wonderful.  I did some MATH to figure what the minimum length 2.5" strip would be, and 25" is it. 

Speaking of 2.5" strips, that is what I cut my binding strips. I like to have my binding all made and ready to apply before I start quilting. 

I can't tell you how many times I've made the above mistake!  This is NOT  right sides together. Rookie errors are annoying!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I just love scrappy. Can't wait to see your progress. Smart to make the binding first -- even if you boo boo. I have been known to give away fabric before the project is quilted then realizing I also gave away the binding fabric!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'll be popping in to watch your progress.

Mary said...

I can see why you like the cover quilt. Have fun!

Shay said...

Love the cover quilt - very pretty!

We all make rookie mistakes...I still sew fabric right sides together from time to time...

Janet O. said...

I love that cover quilt, too. That is what made me buy that book, but I still haven't made it.

Have you ever sewn your diagonal line from the wrong corner? That is my brilliant mistake when making binding.

Kate said...

Looks like you've got a good start on your new ort.

Barb said...

You are so smart to do that .... I have done my binding first but by the time I got the quilt done I have forgotten that I did that and later find that binding...HA!!! after the project was all complete...hummm