|Two blocks done of nine!|
There was a fair bit of cutting, and because I went shopping only in my stash, I didn't have just fat quarters, but some leftovers from other projects and some pieces that I had bought together with a future quilt in mind. So this randomness added to the cutting. Where I was able, I would cut a fat quarter and stack 2-3 and then cut as per the pattern. I like that! Three! Three pieces in one! (that will date me for those who know the mints commercial I'm parodying...didja get it?!)
Here is how I kept my pieces organized at first:
|Seeing this on my sewing table makes me HAPPY!! Bubbles of quilty possibilities bouncing around in my chest...you know!|
Once I had them all cut, which was right after I took the photo, I separated them into stacks of same-size shapes. (ha, now I see the alliteration there...trying saying that 3 times in a row!)
And let the fun begin! Here was the first block:
And....that's where I stopped last night because I was doing some um, dumb things which meant some reverse-sewing was in order, and I thought, 'Okay. Time to stop and start fresh tomorrow!' The second block went together without a hitch.
So now I am building two blocks at a time on the design wall, so I can get the 21 different fabrics distributed evenly. I can just see with my luck, having 3 or 4 pieces of the same fabric right in the last block or two! You only use 15 of the 21 fabrics per block, as you can see, so I am going to control, control-freak that I can sometimes be, the scrappiness!
|Layout for block #3|
Linking up with DWM at Patchwork Times. It's always fun and inspirational to see what others are up to.