This pile is being transformed on a weekly basis. I am making a Squiggles quilt following along with Christa Watson. Its not too late to get in on the fun, especially if you have the right precuts hanging around. I won this grouping of fabrics a few months ago and it seemed to work quite well with this pattern. So, week 1 goal was met. These fabrics are all cut. I used my new Sizzix to cut the squares and half square triangles.
Here's the pile of half trimmed and half not trimmed blocks. I think I have about 132 blocks and will make a 10x13 quilt. I was a little short of what the pattern calls for, but decided to go ahead. I could add a little grey border if I wanted it a little bigger. Honestly, I found the precut to be pretty helpful, but there are always still some inaccuracies. As you can see the triangles have the dog ears trimmed, so I didn't have to draw the line. I trimmed with my scissors. Week 2 - make the blocks - is complete.
Week 3 is assembling the quilt and by the end of today I hope to be making some progress on that. Last night I started laying it out and today I finished (vinyl tablecloths can be carefully folded and most pieces stay in place on the flannel back. This afternoon I finish laying it all out on the bed - carefully marked the rows and put in little piles.
I am taking some time matching things up. It is almost all working out! The first two rows I redid most of the join. It was just off too much. I.AM.PINNING. It is much easier to keep it lined up. Sometimes, I just use my fingers, but today it went better with pins. Who is to second guess why some days it works and some it doesn't?
Holding my breath as I have 9 more rows to go.
I am quilting along with a few internet friends, check them out at:
Rose at Something Rose Made
Jan at Cocoa Quilts.