Quilt Project: Decisions, Decisions

24 Mar

So I have made a little progress on my quilt project!

First, there was picking out a pattern. There are a LOT of quilt block patterns out there, ranging from the simplest of squares, to the most ornate appliqued amazing works of art. I settled on something relatively simple- a strip pieced zig-zag pattern I found here.

Next I went to the fabric store to pick out my fabrics. This process took several hours and involved a bit of price shock. I haven’t been to the fabric store in several years, and it was not cheap- but I lucked out and most of the fabrics I chose were 30% off or something, and I got a rotary cutter kit for 40% off. So I learned to go on sale days, and I’m on the lookout for some discount fabric stores that I am convinced have to exist within 2-3 hours of Delaware. Anyhow- here is what I came up with:

Last weekend I got the first long strips cut and sewn together, then cut into squares.

Now I am working on piecing them all together. So far I have only had to break out the seam ripper once. I am excited to see the quilt top growing.

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One Response to “Quilt Project: Decisions, Decisions”

  1. Lesley March 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    That’s a a lovely pattern and those are such great fabrics to use! I’m not a great sewer so I’ve never tried quilting but it’s on my list of things to learn! I can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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