I’m not sure how other people move along when making a quilt, but for me after I have chosen and bought my fabrics, next comes all the cutting. I had quite the mishap while cutting recently. First, I want to say that the fabrics I’ve chosen for this particular quilt came from a garage sale. Once I found the pattern I wanted, I started looking in stores for the perfect fabrics, but much to my dismay, I never found what I wanted. When I heard fabric was at a garage sale nearby I went to look it over and it was just what I was looking for so I bought a lot, about 20 yards of various patterns/colors for $42. Any quilter knows, actually anyone who sews, knows that you can’t buy 20 yards of fabric for $42! What a deal!
The mishap. Rather than iron one of the fabrics as I normally do, I decided to just cut the strips I needed from said fabric in the size that I needed and put the remainder of the fabric (it started as a 5 yard piece) back into my fabric bin. When I went to iron the pieces I’d cut, the pieces were wavy….seriously wavy such as this image:
Well there’s no way that was going to work! What a lesson for me, why we iron before we cut!
Anyway, I saved those pieces because at some point I will be able to use them for something, and I proceeded to iron then cut my new pieces.
And now: Cutting complete!
Next, I will start sewing the cut pieces together to form my blocks. Pictures of my progress including two smaller blocks that become part of bigger blocks found below:
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