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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Silly me...........

I kept thinking I should already have enough pieces cut.  Then it hit me, I put 14 rows across instead of the 12 that I had planned so now I needed 42 fabrics not 22 to finish up.  By the time I realized that I didn't want to take 2 rows down so I just cut more until I had enough.  It will be about 56" x 78".



Here are the triangles that are left over for the second quilt that I have planned.






When I was cutting, I cut a 6.5" strip across the width of the fabric.  I could get 3-6.5" cuts out of that and the fabric was folded so that means 6 squares for every strip I cut.  Here are the piles of 4 sets of129 fabrics that are left over.  I want to make one quilt of all squares so I will have 3 sets left for other projects


Here is another by-product of my cutting, lots of selvages.  I must get started making something out of them soon.  Behind the selvages are stacks of 1.5" and 2.5" strips that were cut from the larger pieces of fabric.



February is almost over and I haven't finished 4 quilts like I planned for each month.  Today I will look over my tops and see which ones I will quilt to try to meet my quota.  I also need to make my 4 donation preemie quilts and I just got some more scraps of flannel Monday so I can start cutting them.  I will probably start sewing triangles together on this latest quilt in between the other projects.  My goal there will be 2 rows a day.  Wish me luck, 5 days of concentrated work.

29 comments:

Gene Black said...

Good Luck, Wanda. My your days be filled with blissful sewing and NO seam ripping needed.

Joyce said...

You are the triangle queen!

Sewing Junkie said...

Just think Wanda soon you will have to go out and buy more fabric with all this cutting done you won't have any fabric. The colors are amazing for the time of year we all need to be brightened up. I got sidelined with my cutting sessions. Maybe today I will get back in the swing of things. Us "Cutups" need to stick together. Chris

Char said...

Good morning. I love the way the triangle quilt turned out. I will have to add one to my "Some Day" list. Can't wait to see the next one. Also waiting to see what the strips become.

patty a. said...

I am amazed at all the different prints you have that I have never seen. I buy most of my fabric from Miller's Dry Goods in Charm, Ohio when I work there twice a year for their special sales. I have not seen any shops in the area I live in with they types of fabrics you have. Where do you buy most of yours?
Four quilts a month is a lofty goal! I will be looking forward to seeing what you do get accomplished in the next 5 days, but try to enjoy the process or it will seem too much like work!

Jackie said...

Don't worry that happens all the time to me. You get thinking about one thing and just keep going. You don't realize what you have done until you have already done it. It will still be a wonderful size for the quilt. Good luck on getting your quota done!

QuilterBee said...

Hi Wanda, it's gorgeous! I would love to make one but I dislike making HST's :o( Your work always inspires me, Amie

Melody Johnson said...

O my. Words fail me. I love the triangle quilt. All that fabric is just the tip of the iceberg. I know, I have seen Wanda's stash.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this quilt journey with us all! I love this quilt layout and you have mastered the special intricacies of these light and dark prints! I wish I had your patience! Lovely work!

Nancy F.

karenfae said...

it looks great. I have enjoyed seeing it "grow"
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

esquiltingpassion said...

I look in awe at what you have done. I love to see the day to day activity of construction. How do you start to sew it?
Elaine

hetty said...

Stunning triangles! Good luck with your UFO finishes. Four a month is a lot! I only want to finish 1 and I can't even do that!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Everything is looking great.

Sharon said...

I love this pattern, it's looking great with your fabric selections.

Jean said...

This looks awesome....will be fun to see it sewn together. That pile of selvages looks tempting...

jovaliquilts said...

I love it when I cut for one thing and have it worked out to cut for another at the same time.Yay! Love the triangles, they are captivating.

Laura said...

Love the color and fabrics you have chosen. It's really fun to see your progress and it inspires me! Thanks for posting your progress.

Laura T

Jane Moxey said...

Great triangle quilt -- I never get my lights light enough or my darks dark enough, so this quilt is very inspiring to me. Thanks Wanda!

Anonymous said...

Whew ~ that was a lot of work, and I am just one of your spectators. (^._,^)

Your Triangle piece is awesome.

J~MT

Lynda said...

It is indeed fascinating to see the quilt 'grow'!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You're not so silly! I have a habit of cutting for something like this and ending up with TWICE the number I need (when the squares are cut into HST, the number doubles)!

FANTASTIC barely describes how your design wall is looking these days!

And those selvages ... what fun you will have when you start working with those. SO many possibilities!!!

Cathi said...

Those triangles just jump off the screen -- they are so wonderful and bright and perfect for this time of year!!!
Good luck on your quilting of quilts for February!

Kristin said...

This is a beautiful, charming scrappy quilt, Wanda. I enjoy reading your blog and watching your progress on all of your colorful creations!

Kristin F. in SC

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! If you get all those quilts done by the end of February I will be VERY impressed!
Hope everything goes smoothly for you!
Loving the look of that triangle quilt too!
Happy stitching!

Kay in KS

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Wow that quilt looks fabulous! Fingers crossed for you to have a very successful couple of sewing days.

quiltmom said...

You do get so much done, Wanda- I love seeing all those beautiful colors. I expect that you will indeed be successful completing your quota as you are a girl on a mission.
One of your strengths is that you do your quilts in an organized way. All this cutting will make piecing so much faster.
Good luck on your projects.
Regards,
Anna

QuiltSue said...

That's a lot of cutting. This is such a great looking quilt.

Purple Pam said...

You will make your goal I am sure. I love to watch you work!

*karendianne. said...

This may seem ridiculous but I'm finally starting to grasp the depth of your STASH, Wanda. And I promise to cheer you on as you work on your workings...