Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cutting It Up

The pattern my niece chose for her king quilt comes from . . .


After all the sewing of the strips, it's hard to cut into the "fabric" you worked so hard to create.
Here's my plan. I like to map out on graph paper.
I've moved all my sewing to our guest bedroom, as Jack has moved his desk to the front living room. I hung my flannel-backed tablecloth over the closet door as my portable design wall.
Each cut has to be planned to line up with the next. I traced around my template with chalk and added the 1/4" seam before cutting.

16 comments:

Pokey said...

Oh, wow. Ever raising the bar of excellence, Janet. You are such an inspiration!

karenfae said...

I like how you are putting it together - I have done one something like that once too and yes it is hard to cut after you sew a lot of strips together. I have seen quite a few quilts like this lately - it is catching on and people like it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

wishes, true and kind said...

That is going to be magnificent, but a lot of planning and a lot of work. What a special aunt you are!

Julia said...

Wow Janet, that quilt will be so stunning..
Can't wait to see it finished...I have a book on curved piecing but never tried it...I may get inspired to give it a go!
Julia ♥

BUMBLE BEANS said...

ooh that is going to be a beauty! the orange makes my heart sing!

Funoldhag said...

Another absolutely stunning quilt in the making, Janet. I am so anxious to see it altogether. Carol

Crispy said...

OMGosh Janet this quilt is going to be a stunner!! I can hardly wait to see the whole top done :o)

Crispy

shellysquilts said...

Hey Janet, Looks like you've got a lot of work ahead of you. It is going to be beautiful when your finished! Enjoy your process! Happy sewing!

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jovaliquilts said...

Wow, that is looking so gorgeous! I have that book but haven't tried anything from it yet. After seeing yours in progress, I really really want to!

pratima said...

Wow! it is going to be a stunning quilt. Love your little sketch. You are so organized :)

Karen said...

That looks like fun Janet!

Stephanie said...

This is unbelievable! You are one amazing quilter!!! Fantastic!

Janet said...

Wow, it's going to be a stunner. The piecing looks like you have to keep careful track of it all.

nicolette said...

That will be so much fun to work on!

Seeing this pictures I want to finish my squares and circles quilt!

Stephanie said...

Your colors are gorgeous. I have the circle Strips n Curves book and love looking at the possibilities. It's on my "one day" list.