Thursday, February 28, 2013
log cabins and some stash busting
All of this started when I decided to clean up my quilt room. Scraps were overflowing the several areas they were stored in, fabric was slipping and sliding off the shelves, and I keep losing and finding the same owl applique quilt. And I have some of the ugliest fabric ever created (not pictured above). So it was time to do something.
So I started cutting.
It started with an hourglass quilt. Hourglass quilts are so pretty, right? I need 332 (I think it was) 4.5" squares for the one I'm planning. And I think that's just a twin size! Although since the pattern called for 4.25" squares and I didn't realize that until it was way way way too late, I'll get a size gain there.
As I was cutting, I realized I had more scraps that I could use in that one single quilt. So I started cutting for the second quilt I was dreaming about - wedges.
So that took care of 8" strips and 4.5" strips of fabric. Sometimes I was left with smaller strips of fabric though and I couldn't leave those out, right?
I've spent the last two weekends basically cutting out fabric. Shattered was quilted because I needed a break from cutting.
The log cabins at the top were pieced because when Mom was up, she needed to use the cutting board too sometimes. And I really liked those batiks. Now I'm stalled because I need sashing and border fabric and I can't imagine going out to buy MORE fabric when I've got all these quilts cut out and ready to go.
Well, ok, not completely cut out. I still need another hundred or so 4.5" squares, probably about the same in triangles and the 8" strips haven't been cut into wedges yet.
Cutting. I've been doing LOTS of cutting.