Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rob Peter to Pay Paul

My latest project using my GO is Rob Peter to pay Paul.

I choose to make this a two color quilt and use some of the black and whites I had left from a previous quilt. I wanted all my Peters to be white and the Paul's to be scrappy black and white.  So I began cutting and was able to cut out the entire quilt in just an afternoon using my GO and the Rob Peter to pay Paul dies.


I did starch and press my fabrics before cutting to ensure I would get accurate cuts. You will need to cut at least two paul's of each fabric pattern.  It takes four Paul pieces for each block.
One thing you need to remember when making your paul's scrappy - you are going to have to layout your blocks before beginning to sew.  This way you can be sure they match up correctly.

When I began sewing  the pieces together I soon realized just how important it is to match the ends perfectly.  I fiddled with pins for a while and then decided to try Roxanne's glue.  This worked much better for me.





I know some people sew their blocks together without any pins at all but that method just didn't work for me.



This is a picture before and after pressing. They sure look strange before you press.








I pressed the seams open after I sewed the blocks together to help with the matching and reduce some of the bulk.

A picture of  what I have accomplished so far.  This won't be one of those quilts you make in a day but I really like it and think it is going to be worth the effort it takes.  
Accuquilt makes it much easier because there are little notches showing you where to match your pieces and there are no templets involved in the cutting.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy


3 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

You are going to have a very pretty quilt. All of your points look perfect.

June D said...

Fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria