Yesterday's task was to cut all the fabric ready for my next project - and what a delight it is to have all the fabric cut ready for sewing for the whole quilt!
I did narrowly avoid DISASTER, however, which taught me a salutary lesson in concentration.
The 'shopping list' of fabrics is sensibly in the order of most to least needed; the cutting list in the order of fabrics needed. So far so good! However, the fabrics that I am using are different in colour to those listed - except two of my colours are similar to those used, but - crucially - I'm just not using these for same parts as they are in the pattern.
Even though I had taken a copy of the instructions and crossed out all of the instances the given colour and substituted the colour of the fabric that I am using, I still very nearly cut the wrong set of strips for a particular colour (compounded by the fact that my instances of scribbled 'green' look remarkably similar to the scribbled 'cream').
Spotted just in time - note to self to keep concentrating, and not pour a glass of rhubarb wine until after all the difficult bits are done!
Summer, The Quilt - Julie of the The Crafty Quilter created this fun and smart quilt as a qal with tips and advice, and I joined in. I couldn't pass up this design; I love ...
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