I finished cutting my fabric for the Midnight Mystery Quilt-a-long this morning. I really wanted to get it done last evening. I was working on Fabric D which was my last fabric. I got all the long strips cut, then subcut the 4″ squares, but when I went to subcut my 3 1/2″ by 19″ pieces, I could tell I was running on fumes and would probably make some mistakes. Fatigue and rotary cutters don’t really go well together! I have a thing about meeting deadlines on time, but we’re not even getting our first set of sewing instructions until August 6th. I’m glad my adult brain prevailed over my I-just-want-it-done brain!
Below are my squares and rectangles ready to sew. Fabric A, Petal in Charcoal, from Alison Glass’ Handcrafted line is the top left. The peach fabric (Fabric B) is top middle, and it is Laura Gunn’s Painter’s Canvas. On the right is Fabric D, Alison Glass’ Text in Ocean, and Fabric C is the bottom fabric, Penny in Peacock, also from Alison Glass’ Handcrafted collection.
As much as I love Alison Glass’ Handcrafted fabrics, I found they required more work to cut than the heavier weight quilter’s cotton fabrics. I frequently had to square off the edge I was cutting off my ruler, and it probably took me almost twice as long to cut Fabrics A & C than it did to cut Fabrics B & D. I’m wondering if anyone else has had that experience working with batik fabrics?
I’m anxious to start the sewing part of this project, but I have plenty to do until Thursday, including getting several projects into clear scrapbook containers. I read about this organizing idea on Up.It.Is Quilts Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop. Check out Kathryn’s blog if you have a moment. She does a great job of explaining a new challenge that many of us in our 2015 New Quilt Bloggers group have signed up for. Look for my Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop post on 9/3/15.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.