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Friday, 26 July 2013

Star Surround Quiltalong - Cutting the Fabrics!

I'm joining in with Melissa's Star Surround Quiltalong at Happy Quilting
and have decided to make a lap quilt using 16" blocks.  That means I'll need to make 16 blocks and needed a fat quarter of 16 different fabrics. I had a bit of a plan to use my stash of Notting Hill fabrics and some blenders but still had to have a good dig around in my stash to find the right mix of fabrics.

This is what I selected:

So this week I have been working on turning those lovely fabrics into these:

This is the first time I have ever cut up all the fabrics for a quilt at the beginning. I usually cut fabric as I need it and I think its a system that works for me.  I have found that even though I spread the cutting out over multiple sessions over three days my left hand is a little unhappy about it.  I'm glad its done now though and I'm looking forward to next week when we start putting it all together!

All that cutting left me with quite a large pile of these:

Along with some odd leftovers for the scrap bags!

I love that leaf fabric, it almost looks three dimensional.  I've been looking for the right project to use it in and and now its time has arrived!

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  1. Its going to be lovely. At least having cut all the pieces you are committing to finish the quilt and the actual block will be a quite quick each week. Sue, I have a pattern that uses up scraps as small as 1 inch square if you want to use up all your scraps hehehe

  2. I bet this quilt is going to be beautiful - - great fabric choices!

  3. Love the fabrics you have put together :) Sorry your hand was sore, that is a lot of cutting for sure :)


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