|Salt Water Collection|
I have to admit that I really had not paid enough attention to Tula's collections to really appreciate the detail that goes into the fabric. I am enjoying and appreciating the complexity of her designs. I think my favorite is the waves with all kinds of things bobbing along. Of course the shells are fabulous too. I like just looking for hidden details in the fabric.
This quilt is really simple. The pattern is 5 x 9.5 rectangles alternating with flying geese the same size.Every other row rotates to create a zigzag. If you have a good enough imagination it resembles waves.
|All the rows stacked and ready to put together.|
The instructions say to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner in the 5 inch square.One trick I came up with is rather than drawing a line to stitch along I finger pressed the corners as I fold the squares. Once set I press them in place. I just open the square and stitch besides the fold. I can check my placement before stitching and trimming the extra fabric to make sure my orientation is correct.
|This shows how the block flips with each row. I found pressing and setting the triangle in the corners a good method for staying organized.|
|Left overs from the flying geese.|
I know I have pledged to use my scraps to piece a quilt back for the last two quilts. This time I mean it! This week I will be sewing the rows together. The instruction suggests assembling the rows vertically and then sew each row together. Usually my quilts require rows be put together horizontally. So even though the pattern is simple there is still something new to learn. I can't wait to see how it comes together.