Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quilting...part deux

It's like night and day. First off, just cutting out the pieces has gone so much faster this time. I don't know what was wrong with me the last time, but I'm using the strip cutting technique and those blocks were cut up lickety split...thank goodness. Also I am using a pattern from a magazine called Kids Quilts. I don't have to think about anything, it's really all done for me. I'm jazzed about that. Even though quilt patterns might seem like a waste of money since it's all square, triangles and what have you, I've quickly come to realize that it is so worth it in my book to have someone else figure out all the yardage, how many blocks to cut and how big to make them, amen for quilt pattern designers! However I can't seem to do things the easy way. I had purchased some fabric at the quilt show that I wanted to use and the after fussy cutting the design into squares to make my blocks from I realized that they don't measure out exactly to the pattern and hence once I get all my blocks assembled I will have to cut some of them down to match the design of my fussy cut squares. It'll be worth it though because the fabric is perfect for the quilt I want to make. I'll probably make this pattern again though because I really like the looks of it. Wait a minute, did I just type that?