Sunday, June 3, 2018

Staying organized............

For the fabrics that I am cutting into 9.5", 6.5", and 3.5" squares I cut a strip 9.5" wide across the fabric.  Then I cut a 9.5" strip, a 6.5" strip and a 3.5" strip from that piece.
I am usually cutting 4 or more layers at the same time.










This is what one 9.5" strip yields.  You can see that every square has different patterns in it.  Some have lots of red flowers, some only have one or none.





Then I stack like sizes together in stacks of 10.  The diagonal squares are a less than 10 pile.  There are 40+ 3.5" squares, 20+ 6.5" squares, 10+ 9.5" squares and the 12.5" pile is less than 10.  I am less than half way done cutting.


Then there is the pile of scraps, all narrower than 3.5".










I divide them into pieces wide enough to cut 2.5" squares for another project and less than 2.5" to add to my scrap box.







My pansies are still doing well in their pot.











The Evening Primrose is starting to bloom.  Here is some info I found about it on the Internet:
Scientific Name: Oenothera fruticosa Common Name: Sundrops, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose

10 comments:

compusword said...

Love, love the pansies!
Thanks for sharing your method of cutting to "get a handle" on your fabric. I always find it interesting to view how each of approach of organization.

Hedy Hahn said...

I have been a pansy lover since I was a child. Love their faces. Thanks for showing how to keep fabric in their spots, that’s basically how I do it too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that fabric you show in the first couple photos - just beautiful

Marnie Haines said...

Good morning, Wanda,
Discussing your cutting strategy is really helpful. Can't help noticing how the pansy colorings echo your material.

Needled Mom said...

The fabric cutting system sounds like very useful sizes.

JJM said...

Meticulous cutting Wanda, thanks for sharing your process. . . Every blossom has its own beauty.

JJM

Jennifer Gately said...

What quilt are these gorgeous fabrics for?

Maureen@MysticQuilter said...

Your photos show everyone the ideas for good organisation but also shows the beauty of the KF Collective prints when cut into large squares, small squares, rectangles or strips - this is why I love using them.

Linda Theriault said...

Did you use your accuquilt to cut the fabric? I am thinking of buying one. Love reading your blog.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love seeing how you cut up the fabric. It helps me plan and understand. I assume all those sizes go in one quilt as they are not the standard sizes cut.