Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fussy Cutting

Most of the time when I quilt, I am more of a 'scrappy' quilter or 9-patches, something which doesn't really require precise cutting and planning (Judy Niemeyer quilts aside).  La Passacaglia is a bit of both.  I do have elements which I don't have to be precise in my cutting and planning since I am doing EPP (English Paper Piecing) with them.  However, there are some elements which I am 'fussy cutting' and it's sometimes hard to wrap my head around.  So I am starting slow...with straight lines.

Here's one of my centers where I wanted to highlight a whole design, the birdcage.  I had this black and creme stripe and cut it so the lines would match up all the way around the circle.  It worked!  I have to sew them together, but it worked!  I also glued the edges of the fabric rather than stitching and that seems to be working too.

I am so jazzed about this quilt.  I don't know whether it is because I haven't played with fabrics in ages or that I am stretching my creative muscles with color and fabric selection or what, but all I want to do is to stay at home and work on this quilt.  Unfortunately, life doesn't always cooperate, which is probably a good thing.  After all, I need to go to the quilt store and find some red or red/black fabric.  I don't have any in my stash - not a true red.  Oh, and a bit of salmon color also.  Well, there goes no fabric purchases in over a year!

1 comment:

  1. Come shop in my stash for black and red fabrics and help me in my cleaning up the studio. The price is right: FREE.


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