This week I spent most of my time finishing the last of my squares, as well as organizing the fabric that I retrieved from my grandmas. I took home two buckets and am now drowning in various fabrics and sewing books. I have also started to look at the next step of my quilting project. After I finish the squares, I will need to sew a boarder around them. This stumped me on account of not knowing the proper term for getting fabric between my square patches. I tried using google, but just kept getting instructions on how to sew a boarder around the completed quilt. I watched an instructional video that contained a quilt with a similar look that I wanted to achieve. This is where I learned the word I was looking for.
SASHING!!! The magical word that I needed to unlock so many answers. After learning this word, I was able to spend some time searching videos and getting a sense of the next step for my quilt. I was now able to search for new videos and resources that would help me with this step of the quilt. I did not get much actual sewing done, which I was a little disappointed about, but I did spend about 4 hours sorting through the two buckets that I brought home. This task took me longer than I originally anticipated but I am happy to finally have everything organized, and to be able to visualize ideas for my next quilt!
I watched this video to try to understand sashing, but I don’t think I really like it so I am going to look for a new one for next week when I am ready to begin sashing my squares.