36 block centers are done.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
I have begun cutting a quilt using the Jewel Box pattern. This quilt will be of plaid and solid woolens, corduroys, and velveteens -- and I'm sure some of this rather old fabric has polyester in it. I washed and dried it all before cutting, so as to minimize the risk of some pieces shrinking at different rates than other pieces. I just finished cutting 300 colored HSTs. Looks like quite the motley assortment, doesn't it? Let's hope the pieces won't continue to shrink in varying degrees, creating a monstrosity of lumps and ripples.
I drew the pattern in EQ7:
I am now cutting up an old half-finished (I didn't do it!) coat out of a lovely cream wool. It even had perfectly done bound buttonholes!
Look what I found when I turned around to put some fabric into a bin: