Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Quilt-Along: Cutting Fabric
I have decided to do a quilt-along led by a fellow Memphis-Area Modern Quilt Guild member, Kelly Young. She has a fantastic blog, My Quilt Infatuation, where you can follow along if you'd like, or just check out all the great quilts she has created. This week's focus is getting our fabric cut and ready for piecing. I'm combining 2 scrap-packs from Southern Fabric of Amy Butler's Love and Cameo collections. With a scrap-pack, you only receive 8-10 fabrics in the collection of various sizes that equal to 2 yards of fabric. Since I really liked both collections, I wasn't too worried which fabrics I received. I think the collections compliment each other nicely.
I have all my large bricks cut with enough to make all the end blocks when it comes time to piecing it all together. The long strips are what is left over of each fabric and I'm going to try and create a fun backing to the quilt using those. I've also decided to use light purple and light aqua solids to act as neutrals in the mix. I'm ready for the next step and I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I'll keep you posted on my progress.