Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quilt Along ~ Episode 2: I Don't Enjoy The Cutting So Much

Well now!  The "quilt along" is going well.  I mean, in the sense that it's taking me two weeks to do each week's assignment....you know, that kind of well.  I cut 7.5" x 3.5" rectangles, ten each from ten different fabrics.  I still need to cut 100 3.5" x 3.5" neutral squares...I'm thinking a blue sheet? Or maybe a pale pink sheet?  I think I have both.  After work tomorrow, I'll go through my thrifted sheets and pick something that says, "I'm a quilt!"

Nancy and her friend are cut and ready to go...I love those paisley squares! And although I'm counting on Carmen to be 10 days behind at all times, she's let me down by completing most of her sewing already

We're following the (long ago finished) quilt-along from "I Have to Say".   It's never too late to start...and, the good news for you?  You'll pull ahead of me in no time at all. 


  1. Yay! I love your fun flowers! I have finally got my strips sewing together, but not the strips into the top - I'm working on my blog post for that. If it makes you feel better, the strips sew up really quickly! I can't wait to see everyone's quilt tops. :D

  2. You crack me up! I'm sorry to disappoint you, friend. :)

    Don't worry, I'm still not done with the quilt top. I might just lag behind a couple of days to give you some room to catch up, haha.

    Your fabrics are beautiful! I think pink, blue, or even a pale green as your neutral would be awesome. Have fun cutting!

  3. Nancy ~ I'm pretty happy with the fabric, but I have to say that it does seem like it's impossible to make a 'bad' quilt top from this process. I love them all!

    Carmen ~ Ah, yes, well...all is forgiven. :) you know I can't stay mad atcha. haha! I DID decide on pale green! Which meant that I got further behind because I went out of town and had to stop at the thrift store last night. However, I've figured out a fairly clever process for sewing the bits and pieces, so it's going MUCH quicker than I had anticipated!