It’s Saturday and I cleared out my weekend schedule to get to some quilting time. But instead of quilting, I’m hitting my next favorite activity: cutting fabric!
There’s piles of fabric all around my sewing table. I’ve pulled fabric for numerous projects and there they sit. So today, I’ll dig out the cutting board, clear off the dining room table and get to cutting. Oh and Drop Dead Diva marathon on Netflix for company. 😉
I really probably shouldn’t be cutting more quilt tops, given the size of the pile of tops I already have, and the pile of “to quilt” – the ones that have backings (mostly) and are maybe basted… oh yes, I have basting days too.
I’m making two Margo bags – one for my mom and one for my BFF Rebecca. My mom does quilt, but Rebecca is a knitter. Good thing, because if I need knitting done I will trade with her. The only thing I cut wrong so far? I mis calculated for the remaining bit of fusible batting I had. I forgot to leave room for the straps for both purses and cut a chunk off the long end. *sigh* Now it will be back to the fabric store. Or can you piece fusible batting? I really don’t want a seam or broken folded part in the middle of the handle. Maybe a good overlap for extra shoulder padding? We’ll see.
I also cut one queen-sized batting into 4 pieces, 3 of which fit particular baby / lap quilt tops I have waiting to be quilted. The 4th piece has a chunk out of the corner so it won’t fit a couple of lap sized tops I have by just a wee bit. I hate when that happens! 😀 It should fit the baby quilt I have cut out for my second (and newest) granddaughter Ayla.
One of the quilt tops I cut out is inspired by the quilt Neptune in Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. No pattern is given for the quilt itself, so I improvised! I’m using a Tula Pink Parisville jelly roll with a really nice grey solid. I think this is the first time I’ve used a grey instead of the white. This is definitely going to be a practise quilt. So in love with Angela’s quilting!
The other quilt top I cut was for the Fast Forward pattern from Jaybird Quilts. (love her stuff too!) I have a Boys Will Be Boys jelly roll for this, and some solid brown. I was thinking of using a blue from my stash, but I really wanted the brown. I’ll use the blue for the back.
When I get to sewing time, I’ll group the projects together by thread color used. This way I can work on multiple projects and not have to keep changing thread. I probably do that because of all the time I spent at the serger when my kids were little.
What about you? Do you go on cutting sprees, cutting out multiple projects at once?