On The Bias

To my surprise I’ve completed the top for “It’s Not All Black and White.” Design and construction were relatively pain-free, and I still had two feet of black bias tape left. I started with 20 yards. I see more bias tape projects in my future.

Early days when I was arranging my blocks. The green strips to the right were meant to go between the blocks, but they didn’t work.
Sewn together top that measures about 38 by 53 inches.

Of course I have to develop a quilting plan, but I do have the backing fabric, thanks to thrift store shopping.

Old Alexander Henry fabric. I got 6+ yards for $4.

While I’m bragging on my thrift store finds, here are a few others – 3 yards of wool for $4 and two men’s shirts for $4 each. The striped shirt is a silk/rayon blend.


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8 responses to “On The Bias

  1. This is turning out so well–the bias tape is a fascinating technique and absolutely *makes* this design!

  2. Good day at the thrift store! And I like that the shapes on the backing fabric kind of echo the shapes on the front.

  3. Ann Scott

    Great looking! Good to hear the bias went well. It looks so nice and flat. Happy for you and your thrift shop scores!

    • I’m glad I watched Latifah Saafir on bias tape applique. Her tips helped keep everything flat. Of course lots of steam with the iron helped too. Yeah, I love thrift stores.

  4. I’m loving this quilt! However, my favorite part is the face peeking out of one of the blocks. Can’t wait to see the finish!

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