I made a little progress on the canning season quilt…
I got back to the fabric store yesterday morning and yes, did stop for coffee on the way home. While the green fabric went through the wash, I auditioned and pressed all the rest of the fabrics. Some that I originally planned did not make the cut, but I found a few others. Here’s what I finally chose:
I love all these colors. I could get all philosophical and tell you why they remind me of canning season…or I could just say again, I love all these colors. I ended up with something around 22 or 23 fabrics. Think about that. All of those fabrics cut into over 1,000 triangles. Yep, it’s a lot. Actually, I am not cutting triangles, though, I am using the method that Shelly details here. It makes eight triangles at a time, which is my favorite method. Still, that’s a lot of cutting.
And…true to form I didn’t cut all of my fabrics at once. I cut a few squares and sewed them up to see how I was doing. I did enough to put together a scrappy block.
Then I cut and sewed some more. Mostly cut.
I am really liking how all these colors play together. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to mix my fabrics up or stick to one fabric per section. It doesn’t matter because I also still don’t know how many actual sections I need. I know that the original quilt measures 74 X 91″ and I know that I want mine big enough to cover a queen-sized bed. I’ll do the math sometime. Or I’ll just keep making blocks until I run out of fabric.
It’s still hard to tell what the blocks will really look like. I will get them off my table and up on my wall this morning and might get a better idea. And, of course, I am planning to spend the entire day in my workroom, so I will have better pictures to show you soon!
Before I put them on the wall, though, I’ll be snapping a quick photo of the third quilt I’ve been working on for The 70273 Project. I’ll tell you more about that on Monday.
In the meantime, grab a cup of something and stop by for the Sunday Sewcial tomorrow. I’ll be asking you an important question.
I’m curious what you think of my blocks so far. Think I should stick with one color per block, or mix them all up?