It is the 15th of the month which means it is time to link up with Kate @ Tall Tales from Chiconia on her Scrap Happy Link up party:). I really would not get anything done on this quilt if it weren’t for this party. Thank you again Kate! She is so nice!
This month I sewed a few of my pieced blocks together. I gathered my strip triangles and my crazy pieced winged triangles and took a deep breath to get started.
I laid the quilt out and started placing the pieces into octagonal shapes. I started sewing, taking care to leave the final edge of the seams open so I could get the angles to make squares. Yes, it was and is tricky!
Even with my careful planning, I managed to sew a striped piece to the wrong wing and sewed it all together without noticing. Ugh!
I had to take out my good friend, Triagan, the seam ripper, and un-sew that whole section. Oh well, these things do happen. Sewing, un-sewing, it’s all part of the process:).
Here is another pretty octagon that I laid out and then pinned together in hopes of not getting lost this time.
Whew! It worked better that way:). I am so excited to see this quilt come together. It is definitely scrappy happy:) Look at that uber scrappy star between the octagons–AMAZING !
The pattern can be found in the book Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty. It definitely isn’t for a beginner quilter, it is tricky to be sure. But I think it is worth the time and effort. I love the kaleidoscopic effect of all of these little scraps:)
I hope your day is SWEET with creative projects! Thank you for stopping by:)
If you have a moment or two, you might want to go check out what the other Scrap Happy participants are sewing together.