I started by laying the red border pieces.
Next I put white in alternating spots.
Then the blue, green, red and light pink.
Filled in the dark pink and white squares to complete the background and then it's time to sew.
The grid mat is placed to the left of my machine.
I sew the squares together one at a time.
These are all chain pieced so when it's time to sew the horizontal rows it's a breeze since they are all closely connected. It's almost like they are pinned together.
This is what it looks like with the vertical seams sewn together.
Now I put the first sewn unit next to the mat and begin laying out the next section.
This way I get the rows correct and don't get the same fabrics next to each other.
Again I started with the border, white alternating, blue, green, red and light pink.
This is the 6' long table I'm using to hold the mat and "paint".
Now the 2nd unit is ready to sew.
Now the 3rd unit is ready to sew.
Let me say that although this step is FUN, FUN, FUN it is also physically exhausting.
My upper back gets fatigued and neck too. So I make myself take breaks and take Sasha for walks.
Here are a couple more quilts made using 1/2" squares.
This quilt is called "Only ONE Fabric". (2004)
The ENTIRE quilt is made from one fabric, including the binding!
I fussy cut the whole thing as a personal challenge.
This was the original fabric that I used. (8 yd)
I like palm trees and I think the waterline worked out nicely.
Can you see where each element was cut from the original fabric?
When I was done with this quilt the original fabric was serious swiss cheese!!!
And here is one more quilt I'm adding because today is my brother's birthday.
Happy Birthday big brother!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday.