Monday, September 09, 2013

Lots of cutting!

In an effort to resurrect my long lost sewing mojo, (sewing? Whats that? I've forgotten what my sewing machine looks like!), I cut out for 2 quilts this weekend.

I've been saying for literally AGES that I'm going to make Tula's Anchors Aweigh quilt (and it will look fabulous when quilted by Trudi and on my bed in my new house). The cutting of 5 million 2" squares slightly put me off though. 

Cutting out for new quilts!

But it's done now. And super organized into little baggies so I can keep track.

Cutting out for new quilts!

The girls and I are going away in November for a sewing weekend and I was thinking this would be my project. But now it's all cut out I kind of want to sew it up! Apparently this little exercise worked!

Then I cut out for the Flower Girl quilt I need to make for my parents.

Cutting out for new quilts!

Again, organized it all into little baggies of pieces to make 2 blocks. There's 20 x 16" blocks in the quilt, so I'm hoping if the urge to turn on Hallie and sew away mindlessly for an hour or so strikes me, I can just grab a bag and get going. Thats what I'm telling myself anyway.

Cutting out for new quilts!

In reality I'm moving house in the next few weeks, so I really should be packing up the sewing stuff (eeek! See how messy it is up there?! Ooopsies!). Trust me to get the bug again when I really don't have the time!!

16 comments:

  1. Cutting always takes me hours, I don't know how some people manage it so quickly, glad I'm not the only one! The quilt will look fab though, funnily enough I've also been eyeing up my Saltwater collection to make her campervan cushions this weekend, I think I might take it to France...

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  2. The chopping is my favourite bit! Good idea to organise them all into little bags. Look forward to seeing this quilt - it's an amazing pattern! Love Flower Girl too - have the pattern but waiting for inspiration on colourway.

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  3. they'll be fab! cutting out isnt my favourite job, but there is a certain satisfaction at the end of it!

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  4. I'm excited to hear how this comes together for you. I also am a bit taken aback by the 5million tiny squares. Love the fabric!

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  5. Woohoo! Nothing like getting the dull stuff out of the way, and now you're all set for whenever you need a break from the packing! Remember to keep some sewing essentials out for your own sanity :)

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  6. You nutter! Packing to move AND starting two new quilts? I guess they'll give you sanity in the transition. I can't wait to see how these beauties turn out!

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  7. Cutting is the most fun bit, so hopefully it will make you feel like getting back in the saddle again. Not too much though if it all needs packing ;)

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  8. I'm curious as to what the Anchors away quilt might look like. I will be patiently waiting......: )
    Your cubbies look like mine.

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  9. Nice to see you sewing again, for yourself.

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  10. I adore that anchor quilt so look forward to seeing yours. I hate cutting too, tedious. Hope all goes well with the move. You wouldn't happen to be moving to Manchester , i could do with a good babysitter ;)

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  11. Oh, how I hate cutting. Looking forward to seeing your version of anchors aweigh x

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  12. How exciting to be moving! I looked at that anchor quilt a number of times, I look forward to seeing yours come together. I have never cut a whole quilt out first, but I guess once it is done you can just sew and sew.

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  13. Can't keep good creativity down for long! Hope the move goes smoothly and stress-free!Jxo

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  14. Oh getting all the horrible cutting done is a great idea - just don't pack all the baggies up and forget which box they are in!

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  15. Nancy; rangerer@sbcglobal.netTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:42:00 pm

    Oh, my heart goes out to you. Wish I was close enough to help with the packing. I moved from IL to AL last June. Packing and unpacking are a lot of work. I still have a small pile in each room to unpack and stow away. Problem is we downsized, and even though I got rid of lots and lots, I still have a lot:) My new sewing room is about 60% of the size of my old one. But it is working. Right now I have moved my cutting table out to the LR in order to open it up so that I could sandwich a t-shirt quilt for our 18 yr. old granddaughter. My husband is fine with that and so am I:) Yesterday I worked up in the "bonus" room on my scrapbooking stuff. Still have more to do there, but today I think I will work on my files. Moving is not to be taken lightly!

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  16. These will be lovely quilts. I always sigh with relief when I get cutting done!

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