Friday, 26 June 2009

Cutting it

quilt fabric

It's amazing how much fun you can have just cutting fabric.

Look, I made my own jelly roll ... well, more of a swiss roll,

quilt fabric

Then I messed around a bit more and cut the fabrics into pieces and thinking about the layout ...

quilt fabric

... and ended up with 5 long thin rolls of fabric ready to piece - finger rolls?

quilt fabric

Much to my amusement (and delight), when my daughter came home from school she rushed straight up to the fabric and said 'mummy can I do some designing?' and set about making her own layout and making plans for quilts, pillowcases, pyjamas and much else besides for the boy. I think I have a seamstress in the making there. You should see her rifle through a remnants bin - that's my girl!

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely mix of fabrics. Cutting used to be my least favourite part of sewing, but nowadays I find it kind of theraputic.

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  2. I struggle to cut anything!!!

    Well done you, a braver lady than me that's for sure.

    I pull fabric from my stash, I play about with colour combos, I think of projects, I put it back and look at it some more!!

    One day I will start a quilt!! I have so many ideas, and can;t bear to cut the fabric incase i mess up!!

    Ah well one day!!

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  3. Oh you clever thing- demonstrating the idea that it's much better to just dive in and set to. I love that about your girl too. She'll be wrestling you off your machine one day:)

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  4. I'm so impatient that my cutting out is always wonky!
    Great fabric selection, I love the blue with the white and red spots.

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  5. Lovely mix of colours there.... like the strips. I love laying fabric out like that just to see whta the colours and patterns look like next to each other. As for the daughter thing - they soon get big enough to start suggesting layouts of their own :)

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  6. I so badly want to make a kitty quilt for my cat, but I don't even have time to go to the fabric store right now. I love those beautiful fabrics.

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  7. Oh, I love these fabric mix! They are so striking and fun :D
    I find mixing and matching fabric stash very difficult. You have done it so well. How sweet is your daughter? I can imagine it would be super cute to sit next to each other and sew something together!

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  8. the fabrics look lovely together, i think i love the cutting out part more than quilting the thing!

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  9. I always get the jitters before I cut anything. I'm in the process of putting a quilt together for my baby daughter to include fabric from the duvet cover I had as a girl - and I can't seem to set to it with the scissors! I've just got to see how it will look with some other fabrics and that might embolden me:) Your quilt is lovely and I agree with French Knots - the Belle Seeds fabric looks great in there.

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