I am making a quilt from a Walmart project sheet. I bought a “kit” from an estate sale. The person bought all the called for fabric. Unlike the other kit I made, I used all the “calledfor” fabric. That means my quilt will look just like the picture.
I made a few changes. First I decided to make fewer blocks to make it close to 60x80”. Then, I changed up the instructions so that I could cut using the easy and companion angle rulers and strips. Of course this changed the number of strips I needed to cut so I estimated the number of strips I would need and figured out the new piece count. Using this information, I cut all the strips I thought I would need just to make the blocks. I try to cut all the strips I’ll need even if making a scrappy quilt.
I started sewing the geese first. While sewing them I realized I had only cut enough pieces for 80 geese, not the actual 160 that I needed. Normally I would cut the rest and keep going. I was so disheartened I made a single block. Then I made two blocks, sewing and trimming the geese as I went.
In the process of cutting and sewing for a block at a time I cut the rest of the strips I needed. Then I cut the rest of the pieces I needed. I was 2 strips short and cut those eventually.
When I reached 10 blocks I got serious and finished making all the geese, trimming all the geese and began chain sewing.
In no time I had all 20 blocks sewn. I had also figured the number of strips for the sashing and cut those during this process. I have now pieced the horizontal sashes and will attach the vertical sashes to all the blocks. I hope to have a completed top before the weekend is out.
How do you work? Cut all the pieces, sew all the sub units, sew the blocks, and so on? Do you cut a little sew a little? Do you do as your spirit moves you in the moment?
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