Sunday, April 05, 2009

Cutting for a Retreat

I spent Friday evening and Saturday cutting pieces for two quilt tops to take to a retreat this coming weekend. The first one was Brad's graduation quilt. I had posted the fabrics here and decided this would be a great weekend to get the top stitched up. The log cabin strips are cut 2.5" so it will go pretty quickly with only 20 blocks.

The next quilt I cut is a bit more challenging. I am making Canyon Dance in queen size. I had made one in lap size for a friend in a different color scheme shown here. Here is the photo of my selection of fabrics (55 of them needed for this size!) and my piles of cut pieces.

Now I have to get the leftover fabrics put away. It called for FQ's but some of the pieces I had more than a FQ of. My batik containers are already overflowing and I can't figure out how I am supposed to fit more in. I need to stop collecting them I guess. Oh say it isn't so!

I will spend the week working on one of the many commission tops I have here. I am going to spend the rest of the day working on my Prickly Pear quilt and basting one of the commission quilts. I machine quilt them on my Janome 6500 without a frame setup.

4 comments:

floribunda said...

I love that Canyon Dance quilt -- and I have lots of batiks that would be perfect... did you use the commercial templates, or make your own?

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - that is a lot of cutting - have fun at your retreat.

CarterQuilter said...

Hi Julie,

What a fantastic pattern. I can hardly wait to see it done. Your fabrics are eye candy!

Cindy in Seattle

Cindy said...

That's a power cutting day...especially since it was template cutting. Gonna be another beauty.