Friday, November 11, 2016

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Sourdough Quilts

my method for making many scrap quilts

1) Find a pattern or block you love

2) Make a note of the sizes of patches you need

3) Decide the "flavor" of the quilt; will it be totally scrappy or will it have a theme like 1930's reproductions or Civil War reproductions, etc.?

4) Cut some patches the sizes you need and put them into a project box

5) Make a few blocks from those patches

6) Add more patches from other fabrics as you are using them for other projects

7) Make a few blocks from those patches

8) Repeat 6 & 7 until size needed (or until you're tired of this one--then go on to the next!)

Thus you have the Sourdough method of making quilts.  

I usually have 6 to 7 scrappy Sourdough Quilts going at a time.  I cut 1-1/2" squares, 2" squares, 2-1/2" squares, etc.  as well as strips of varying widths like 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3-1/2".  

I also cut larger squares for making 9-patches and half-square triangles.  For those, I cut 4-1/2" squares, 5" squares, 5-1/2" squares and 6" squares.