Sunday, November 27, 2011

384 Cuts Later….

I like sewing quilts, not cutting them out, but today I did just that. I started with these strip sets. All 96 of them. One. At. A. Time. You have to keep strip sets straight when you cut them. 

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384 cuts makes 384 four and a half inch blocks. (Ok…380, since I had already put one block together…see to the left of the pumpkin). Putting 4 of those four and a half inch blocks together makes ONE block. I will have a total of 96 blocks. I was shooting for 100 blocks so I could make my quilt 10 blocks by 10 blocks, but I didn’t figure the amount of fat quarters correctly, so I think my quilt will by 9 blocks wide by 10 blocks long, and then I’ll probably add some kind of border. I like my quilts big. With the leftover blocks? Not sure yet. Maybe a table runner. Maybe just four leftover blocks. Who knows? Or maybe 4 corner blocks. I guess we will all be surprised! Time will tell, unless Time likes to keep secrets!

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Anyway, that chore is done now……What are you doing today?

Be blessed!

Michelle

ps…I love my June Tailor 18” Shape Cut Plus Ruler.

4 1/2”CUT 9”CUT 13 1/2” CUT 18” CUT. Repeat.

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9 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm trying to decorate for December, but I keep having to stop and cook, wash dishes, vacuum something, run to Walmart.....and I agree with you. I hate cutting out the pieces. Your quilt is going to be very pretty and I look forward to seeing it when it's pieced.
Debbie

That corgi :) said...

I bet you are so relieved when all is cut out and you are ready to sew it! It does sound like and look like a lot of work!! Spent the morning at church and the afternoon recovering from the morning at church LOL (worked in the 3 and 4 y/o class second service, LOL)

enjoy the week ahead

betty

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Good work!!

I had some time to cuddle with Lucas....And Brooklyn! It was a good day. =)

Renea said...

Yea. Congratulations. Now the fun part. You get to put the pieces together. Have fun!

Jeanna said...

Wow, you sure have been busy! I can't wait to see the whole quilt, I like the colors already. Keep us posted!

Judy D in WA said...

Love your little blocks. I don't have the 18" Shape Cut, only the 12. Think I'll see if JAs has that today while I'm out and about.
Can't wait to see what your quilt is.

Candace said...

Your little blocks are very cute, I'm looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. I've been tempted by the June Tailor Shape Cut ruler, and now even more so, I love advice on tried and true.

Lori said...

Agreed, the cutting is my least favorite part. Too much margin for error for me. My favorite part of the quilt is the planning and picking fabrics!

Elizabeth said...

I honestly don't mind cutting....its the calculating that gets me.....I love your colors....Looking forward to seeing it all pieced.

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