Saturday, March 6, 2010

Not a fan of fussy cutting

Months ago, I said I would make a quilt for Mr G and found some fantastic material to use. He had a vague design in mind, and eventually settled on one from Material Obsession, with some modifications. Each block is a modified log cabin, so I need to fussy cut the center squares. And can I just say, fussy cutting is a complete and utter pain in the butt! It has taken me ages, and I still haven't finished......and I still have to cut all the other pieces yet. Blah!

In other news, I have finally finished the fairytale quilt I was making for a 4yo birthday. Turned out very nicely, I think.

I especially like the back - I started off with the panel, which I was going to cut to use for the squares on the front, but realised there were no seam allowances, so I ended up using the panel on the back. I hope the recipient likes it.

So because I'm sick to death of fussy cutting, I'm planning another project. Funnily enough, I was looking at a whirly gig pattern in a book borrowed from the library, when what did I see on Theresa's blog??? I also want to make a log cabin quilt, so I think I'll use these blues for that one, and use purples or black/white for the whirly gigs. Also like the look of a pinwheel quilt, like the one on Old Red Barn so that will be a good use of my scraps. I've been cutting them into 4.5" squares and knew they would come in handy some day.

And finally, I've been a bit naughty about increasing my stash, and have bought quite a bit from Fabric Shack and Pink Chalk lately. I do find it ridiculous (and a bit sad) that I can buy these Prints Charming cheaper from the US than I can from here.

A long weekend here in Adelaide, Mr G is working, Miss R is exhausted from her school camp, so not much planned except for quilting! (The housework can wait, can't it???)