I feel like I spent the entire day yesterday chopping things.
Well, I guess that's not entirely true. "Project Laundry" has felt more like "Extreme Home Makeover: Laundry Edition" at our house this week - - and it's just the two of us. I can't imagine what it will be like someday when we have kids. Probably best I not dwell on that thought...
Anywho...remember my lighthouse practice block?
Well I, I spent most of yesterday cutting my fabric and rough cutting the paper piecing templates.
I was originally going to make this a lap size quilt in just two colors - purple and blue.
It was a happy accident that morphed it into a baby quilt for a friend instead. In retrospect, I am SUPER glad my plans changed.
I am happier with the new color scheme, and after cutting 400 small squares/rectangles and 100 paper templates - my back and hands are sore. It took me around an hour just to rough cut the templates, and now I'm sporting a nasty blister on my thumb. The lap size would have required over twice as many templates and four times as as many small squares/rectangles. Ugh...
I'm excited to get to the sewing phase of this quilt. Piecing is my favorite part! It's like magic watching all those tiny parts come together to form something new.
Also - this is mostly for Sarah - I received my fabric for her Barn Door Quilt-A-Long. I had to spring for some of Anna Maria Horner's new line Dowry. I just had to.
I'm so glad I did. That navy floral is to DIE for in person. I think I'm going to buy several more yards for a dress. It's beautiful. I'm hoping the large-scale prints will look just as amazing once they are all chopped up.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.