Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Jacob's Ladder - Work in Progress
Strips ready for sewing and cutting.
Extra strips to stock the strip bins.
Cutting for quilts does take a lot of time - I can attest to that because I just finished cutting all the strips that I will need to finish making the blocks for this quilt. I have 31 blocks made and I need 41 more blocks and I have cut for at least that. I ended up having to cut from yardage because although I am making my blocks scrappy, I am using the same fabrics within each block. When I checked my bins I had plenty of blue and background neutral strips in there but they did not necessarily correlate to the sizes that I needed to pair together - 2" and 3.5" strips. I ended up just cutting a hunk off of each piece of yardage that I pulled from the cupboard, ironed it and started cutting. Whatever was left after I cut what I needed I cut down into strips for my bins. It really is so much simpler to just be able to take from the bins - that is for sure! The next step for this quilt is to cut and sew all of the 4-patches and also the hsts for each block and then the best part - sewing the blocks together! I am so hoping that I will be able to finish this quilt and get it delivered to my nephew before this month is over.