freedie and nietzsche here – the official how-to-quilt.com schnoodles
penny is working on a new quilt, which is kind of fun for us since she is explaining everything as she goes.
it’s almost as good as a quilt as you go project, but she is sewing all of the blocks together this time – before she layers and quilts it.
(see, we’ve learned at least that much!)
anyway, she made a bunch of blocks and then she added these little strips between each block and row on the quilt top.
we were curious, since the only strips we have seen around here end up being cut into really small squares and triangles.
she explained that these strips get to stay that way so they can separate the blocks, and they are called sashing.
as you can imagine, we were really confused, since we couldn’t imagine why the blocks wanted to be separated from each other.
or why quilters would want to separate the blocks.
after all, one of our most favorite places is our outside nighttime safe spot (where the coyotes can’t get to us), and it has some nice blocks stacked right next to each other – and it makes a great place to sit and tease the coyotes.
we can’t imagine what that would look like if it had little strips of fabric between the blocks (especially since the blocks are concrete).
it’s all very confusing to us puppies – we’ve got so much to learn.
kind of like quilters of all ages!
so today, we thought we’d let you know about an article penny wrote that kind of explains sashing and has links to other articles, too: