I LOVE butterflies. There's just something about how they transform from a squirmy caterpillar to a beautiful creature of flight that inspires me.
So the other day I was experimenting with gridded interfacing (the same product that I use in my Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets), and I decided to see how a little quilt would turn out with it. I used tiny 1'' squares that finished at 1/2'' - eeek!
I worried a little bit that the interfacing would make my quilt overly stiff, but it's not stiff at all.
So my experiment was a success! I'm hoping to try a bigger quilt with gridded interfacing sometime. Have any of you tried it?
Here's a diagram of my little quilt in case you'd like to try one of your own.
Fabric picking tips: I suggest gathering different shades of gray/black, blue, and violet from your stash (or scrap pile), cutting a few squares of each and arranging them from lightest to darkest, and then playing with them before you sew the mini-quilt together. Place the darkest pieces in the darkest spots, moving to the lightest pieces in the lightest spots. Have fun!
So what have you been sewing up this week?
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