Tuesday, January 3, 2012

cutting and cutting and cutting

I'm off to a good start on this month's UFO already!

I dug through my stash to find fabrics that would work...washed those that needed it.

I had more than I thought.
And those skinny logs - there's little waste!

I cut and cut and cut. 
Then I slept. 
I got up this morning (it was my day off) and cut some more!

Reds are done (with a few golds cut while some fabrics were in the washer).
Yay I had enough reds with just my fabrics!

(Red on the edge is binding - yep, already!)
On to cutting gold.  The rest of it.

Uh oh...I'm out of gold and only have about half of the pieces cut!
Quick, call mom!  She's got a great stash and loves to share.
(I also donate my scraps that are too small for me to her stash - she loves a teensy-pieced scrap quilt!)

What a mess!
I should wash these, too, right?

Oh my, what have I done?
I think they grew or multiplied or something.
Good thing I have a new, fantastic iron!

Iron, cut, iron, cut, iron, cut.
(My feet hurt!)

Woohoo!  All the pieces cut!
(Let's hope I counted correctly!)

Doesn't look like I used much of my mom's fabric does it?  But they're all nice and fluffy - once they get smooshed back in her storage boxes, they'll flatten out a bunch.

(But I couldn't exactly return them to her in the state you saw above now could I?  I mean, I was the one who decided they needed to be washed!)

Now it's late.
I have to work tomorrow.
Know what I want to do?
Yep, make log cabin blocks!

But those pieces will be there tomorrow when I get home from work.
I'm planning dinner in the crock pot (if it goes well, I'll tell you about the recipe) and the hubby got his game system back from the repair shop, so I can sew tomorrow evening - guilt-free.

Here's to hoping those directions I followed to cut about 4 bazillion pieces are correct!

Happy quilting!

(Emma, the fierce mouser.)

PS for Liri and Flit: It's ON!  (tee hee hee)


Cathy said...

I love those reds and golds. Did you make a test block before you did all that cutting? I do now, since I have learned that lesson the hard way, more than once, in fact.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Looks like you're off to a GREAT start - HAVE FUN!! ;))

Beth said...

Your log cabin pieces look so good. Love how scrappy they are.
I look forward to watching you and Liri and Flit turn out fantastic quilts all year.

Debbie said...

Quite impressive start!

a good yarn said...

I'm exhausted just reading about it! That was *a lot* of cutting out. You're lucky you can call your mum for stash and are off to a great start! ann :-)

---"Love" said...

You ARE a driven quilter, aren't you? Well, you just stay up, sew, and have fun! I'm going to bed! ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

Too much cutting! If all the pieces in the blocks are the same width, why didn't you just cut strips and trim them as you sew the log cabins? I do it that way all the time. Just sayin'. Love the colorway. It will be a very vibrant quilt! (Oh my gosh, I am in so much trouble. It's all Flit's fault!)


Ruth said...

Log cabin blocks can sure be addictive! I have started some with 1" unfinished logs. How wide are your logs? I have done them Liri's way too, but find that sometimes they don't come out the right size then, so I started cutting the lengths too and it works better for me. Can't wait to see some blocks!

Queenie Believe said...

Golds and reds some of my favorite colors. I can't wait to see some blocks! I think we can all say, thank God for crockpots :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

canuckquilter said...

There's nothing like jumping right in! I really like the colours you chose. Cute mouser :)

Marsha B said...

I love the colors in your stacks of fabrics. Red and gold are just so pretty together. It amazes me how much you can pack into a day! Have fun, that is going to be beautiful!

Angela (Bessie Tales) said...

Those look great! I think I may have some of those fabrics in my stash as a matter of fact, so I'll be excited to see how it turns out. I have always wanted to do a Log Cabin quilt but I haven't gotten there yet. Someday!