CUTS! CUTS! CUTS! (at least not the austerity ones!)


By Judith on February 13, 2012
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I feel like all I’ve been doing in my sewing room lately is cutting!
As part of the lovely Sarah’s Stained QAL, there are 11 fqs to cut up into a miriad of ways, before we start to put blocks together.  
I’ve got 6 cut, 5 more to go!

This will be an 18th Birthday Quilt for my nephew!
I then started cutting up the fabric I got for my other nephew, who turns 18 in May.
These are mostly Surf Time by R.Kaufman with a little Swoon thrown in, kindly donated by another lovely Sarah.
I’m really liking how this is turning out, despite initial reservations about it being too floral!  I’m waiting on 2 more fqs to come from The Fat Quarter Shop, and then I can start piecing . 
I also cut up an entire Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 layer cake, pieced it and hastily fell out of love with it!  
I’m experimenting with a simple quilt construction for my beginners class in May and thought working from a pre-cut would be a great place to start.  But this particular collection definitely needs solid sashing to break it up!  Live and learn! 
So with no more money to waste spend on fabric, I started cutting 10″ squares from the oodles of denim-esk fabric I have, with some of my charity shop finds and other stash fabrics.
Not the finished layout!
I’m liking this one much more, and can even see me finishing it off with some simple hand quilting in the solid squares.

And finally, I’ve cut out the pieces for my cushion tutorial which will be featured on Sarah’s blog next month.

Phew!  What a lot of cutting!  (And what a lot of Sarah’s!)
Just need to get sewing now!