Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Star Surround QAL - Cutting

Sew Happy Quilt QAL progress - December 2012Have you seen what Melissa from Happy Quilting is up to?  Seriously how can I resist with these fantastic instructions. . and {cough} prizes. 

I zipped up this Starburst in an evening way last November/December. Wow this tutorial is fantastic.  I seriously can't believe this was over 6 months ago.

But now Melissa is sharing her Star Surround as a Quilt Along.

So I've chosen to create a 3x3 block layout. The blocks will be 24" x 24" and end up with a lap size 72" x72" picnic size quilt.
Scrappy of course!

This week's assignment is to cut the lovely pile of fabric I've chosen.

I picked-up some osnaburg fabric to try out.  I found this nifty fabric from the craftsy class Online Quilting Class: Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design with Jacquie Gering {This is an affiliated link}. What a fantastic CLASS!  I can watch her for hours - wait I have.

I patiently took the time to iron and starch all these beauties. 
And in one night - ZIP.

All of these are cut. 

It doesn't look like a large pile . . but it IS.
I now have to wait for the next installment next Monday.
Super excited!

Check out what others are cutting into.

Here it is. . super excited to get this sewn up!  Eeep!

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  1. Have I mentioned how much I love your fabrics for this, oh so cute!!! Way to starch everything, I bet it made cutting super speedy :) I can't wait for Monday either, so fun!!!

  2. This is going to be one gorgeous quilt. I absolutely love your colors.

  3. Super efficient you, it normally takes me an evening just to starch stuff lol

  4. So organized. Love the palette you are using.

  5. I love your fabric choices! I'm having the hardest time picking which fabrics I want to use.

  6. That looks so pretty! I look forward to seeing where this ends up!


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