I’ve been trying hard to get the t-shirt quilt for my daughter done. I want to at least get the top put together before I have to start packing up the house for our move. I’d love to have it all done before her graduation party but I’m not super-human!
I had to find and order some more of the grey fabric that I’m using for the sashing & border. I knew I would but I had to get things put together a little bit so I could see how much more I would need. And now I’m just waiting.
I thought I could work on fabric cutting while I wait.
Remember this quilt I started last year? You would not believe all the little pieces that go into this quilt. I have to admit that the fabric cutting part of quilting is my least favorite part. I cut out little pieces until I can’t take it anymore and then I put it away.
This quilt is a scrap quilt that I was using my son’s cut up shirts in. I’m cutting up the pieces and putting them in baggies so eventually, I’ll be all ready to put it together.
Long ago, I learned to make a couple blocks first so that I could make sure that I understood the cutting instructions. There’s nothing more frustrating than cutting all your (expensive) fabric up and realizing when you start piecing that you did it wrong! And the older I get, the easier it is to misread the directions. I thought it said 2 3/8″ but it really said 2 7/8″. You know what I mean? (This happens when I cook too!)
This quilt has star points in blue & brown, corner pieces, pinwheels, log cabin pieces and hourglass pieces. I haven’t even gotten to the border triangles yet although I think those are the same as the star points. Plus, I like to make sure I’m using a good mix of all my scrap fabric so it’s a little time consuming. So far, I think I have all the blue star points cut out and some of the log cabin strips. I guess I’d better get back to work now.