After My First Quilt I had planned to make another and a more tidier one with proper blocks. Having decided so I had great deal to learn before attempting patchwork to make a quilt top.
Starting from planning the layout, choosing fabric to making beautiful quilt blocks; not to forget the measurements or maths involved in making accurate blocks - involved lots of research
The first thing I had to decide upon was the size of each quilt block.
I chose to make 6 inches quilt blocks ( neither too small nor too large).
The best way to start making quilt blocks is to make a solid quilt block.
- For a 6 " finished quilt block, a 6" template out of cardboard is cut.
Using the template mark a 6" square on the desired fabric.
Using the scale measure, mark and cut 1/4 " seam allowance all around the 6" square, that makes it a 6 1/2" square.
The inner marking works as a guide to sew over while joining the pieces.
Though My sewing machine has a guide to sew 1/4 " seam it is quite difficult for a beginner like me to get the right seam allowance.
Yes, I need lots of practice.....
The 6 inches block ( in terms of finished block) is ready.