Remeber last week when I told you I'd been cutting up my smaller scraps? Well, I worked until I had most of the tiniest bits cut into 1'', 1.25'' and 1.5'' squares. I also used the sizzix to cut triangles that will finish as 1'' HST.
To save time cutting scraps in the future I'm getting a new sizzix die for cutting 1.5 inch squares. I've also ordered a custom die for cutting the wee little one inch squares. I am so excited about the one inch square die! They are making it to cut TWENTY SQUARES AT A TIME!!!! I have plans to make miles and miles of half inch sawteeth strips. The new die will certainly speed the cutting process.
Have you ever seen any of those amazing antique quilts that feature tiny sawteeth?They stop me dead in my tracks and make me weak in the knees. I am inspired to make a quilt inspired by some of of those old beauties made from tiny pieces of fabric.
I spent some of the day yesterday sewing the little one inch scrap squares together. I like the look of smaller block compositions as seen above.
I'm also taking the time to twirl all of the seems on the back when pressing. I think it will give a better look to the finished quilt. It sure helps the corners match up and the blocks are very flat. The small squares are also not distorted by the bulk of the seam allowances.
I'll keep making these and play around with setting ideas for a while.
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