Last Saturday was supposed to be a "virtual" Sewing Day with a few of the Lazy Bums girls. I, of course, had great plans of sewing loads on the day... I picked up this long fallen out of love project: The Fair Isle Quilt from the sew along that I didn't manage to follow in 2014.
In advance of Saturday, I had already pieced all the "building blocks": HST and blocks of strips. One word one the strips actually... the pattern tells you to cut strips of a certain size for the building blocks. The strips are then sewn together and the building blocks cross cut into sections. So for example, if you need 4 sections 2' wide, the pattern would have told you to cut 8' strips. This is of course correct but I would have preferred to have cut longer strips (like 1' longer than needed). I know it waste a little fabric up front that way but you are sure to get all the sections you need, cut square. There are a lot of sections to cross cut so you want to be able to square up the edge every so often, which I did and ended up with one section too short so I had to remake one (this was especially true for the fir tree blocks below)
I have made 24 blocks so far, plenty more to make!
I am loving how this is turning out. And with most of the fabric cut (but the sashing) and the building blocks more or less finished, I am really hoping to have this quilt on my bed sometime in the winter. Wish me luck and watch this space!
So far 24 blocks for the 350 blocks challenge, not a bad start of the month!
Linking to Building Blocks Tuesday. Sew Cute Tuesday, Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday