Saturday, June 2, 2018

The advantage of large prints...........

I know how hard it is to cut into large prints, to even decide HOW to cut them.  This fabric had pieces fussy cut out of it when I was making the Seed Packet quilt.  Now I'm going to use it in another quilt.

This current quilt project (shown yesterday on my blog) takes squares of 12.5", 9.5", 6.5" and 3.5".  This photo shows two 6.5" squares cut from the same fabric.  The advantage of the large prints is that you can get totally different motifs in the cuts but they will always go well together in the quilt.
Here is a batch of 3.5" squares all from the same fabric (Bekah).  Rather than looking for several fabrics that have the same color groupings I can cut them all from the same fabric.



Here are three all from the same fabric (Brassica).









And again, 3.5" squares all from the same fabric......it is so advantageous to be able to cut the large prints for the variety of colors and designs needed for a quilt.  It is certainly faster than looking for 4 different fabrics, pressing them and then cutting.

I hope I have convinced you to cut into the large prints in your stash.  Don't leave those beauties for your estate sale!

9 comments:

Julierose said...

hahaha very funny, but oh so true. Thanks for the large print tip--very creative thinking...hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful advice!

Alice Turcotte said...

Your always teaching new ways to quilt. Thank you . Makes so much sense but I would never have thought of it.

Maureen@MysticQuilter said...

I love working with KF collective large prints whether cut into squares or my favourite - strips. All so very different.

O'Quilts said...

Good post Wanda

JJM said...

Gosh what more can I say, all of the above comments was exactly what I was thinking too. And a great "show and tell" post today, Wanda.

I went to our Farmers Market in the a.m. and helped clean up pine boughs from 22 of our spruce trees, that had not been trimmed for 5 years. So the boughs were heavy and big. Still have another day on clean up.

JJM

Sharon said...

So true, cut it up and use it. If you love the fabric, then you will love the quilt and enjoy it! I just pulled a big print today and plan on cutting it into large and small pieces for one quilt. I can't wait to play with it on the design wall!

MissPat said...

You're right. It's hard to cut those large scale prints. When you were cutting for this project, did you cut strips and sub-cut them and let the design fall where it may or did you fussy cut some of them?
Pat

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great large prints. It is so interesting to see them cut up.