Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Little Artists Quilt - The Middle

Yesterday I told you how we are creating these quilt blocks and today I'm going to show you were I am at so far. These are the creations from the 1st session of painting.
 
 

 
 
 
 


The 1st thing I did was to press each block well using some Best Press and my trusty Rowenta Pro Master. Make sure the 1st time you iron your blocks, you do it on the reverse side and with a cloth covering your ironing board, just in case. I had no problems with paint coming off but it is better safe than sorry.
Then the blocks all got a trimming to 9 1/2". My rotating cutting mat makes this job so much easier!
The plan is to keep this simple and let the art itself shine. Sashing strips in coordinating colors were cut, in my case at 9 1/2" and 13 1/2" long and 2 1/2" wide each.
Some really quick and easy chain piecing was next.
I pressed the seams towards the sashing strips and here are the results so far. The 1st 10 blocks are all framed. The colors for the sashings are mixed up and coordinated with each block.
The next group of blocks are all dry so hopefully I can get them all ironed, trimmed and the shings added tonight. I should have the last batch by the end of the day tomorrow and then I can finish up the blocks and get them all sewn together into rows.
Stay tuned for more!

15 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. The blocks are just wonderful! I love them. The sashing is perfect.

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  2. Michele,

    These are wonderful. I can see the beginnings of a solid book theme here. If I were still in the kiddie teaching market, I would definitely spend a few dollars to buy a book filled with low budget, high visual impact ideas for classroom projects. Your instructions were crystal clear and the results are wonderful.

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  3. Michele! They are so cute! LOVE the heart and the art!

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  4. Beautiful, I hope you dont mind if I pin this for future reference, My grandkids are a bit young but soon they would be old enough. I love it. Going to read your previous post..

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  5. I love these! They are coming out great.

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  6. How fun:)What will you do with the finished quilt?

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  7. That is going to be one great quilt. I wished I'd been quilting when my children were small as that would have been a project to make. Roll on grandchildren.

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  8. These are really neat. I can't wait to try this method! Thanks for sharing! ~Jeanne

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  9. That is going to be such a special quilt.

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  10. What a fabulous quilt! Wonderful! Thanks for linking up today.

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  11. That is going to be a wonderful quilt! I love the whole process and the great colors.

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  12. What a fantastic quilt this will be. I love it! The colors and the art work are so fresh and bright!

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  13. Such a fun quilt. The bright colors are absolutely perfect.

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  14. Looks really cute! The primary colors for the sashing goes great!

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  15. That has to be one of the cutest things ever!!

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