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???)


  1. Gosh that's so pretty!!!!

  2. They are so beautiful!

    ...and to think, I was feeling proud of myself for helping Sapphire dye her blown-out eggs!

  3. I love your fairytale quilt!
    I'm also toying with a pinwheel quilt but think I'll just absorb it all for later....still a bit busy with the bigger cartwheel! Wish I'd been sewing on the weekend...lucky thing!

  4. And slow old me is still sewing the brown and green quilt that I started in january!!! se my blog for the reasons why.