Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Choppity Chop

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. 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Cutting is a real chore isn't it, but at least you can get on with the fun part now :)

  2. Yaaay! I'm so jealous you're going to use AMH for the barn door!! That'll be super cool. I wish I could but I have 2 little boys... and they both need new quilts in 2014. But Botanics will be fun too :)

    Isn't it funny how some fabrics surprise you by being even better in person? I love that.

  3. Those fabrics are going to make lovely lighthouse blocks.

  4. oh wow, that is a beautiful block!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop

  5. ooooh love the lighthouse block! Enjoy creating your new quilt!


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