Let It Shine – Stitchin with Justquiltin May Project – Precutting info

windowpaneblock For those of you who will be joining in the Let It Shine project, I’ll give you a bit of the cutting instructions now so that you can precut some of your scraps if you want.   Part of why I don’t do a lot of scrappy quilts is I hate dragging out all those fabrics since it takes more time to cut (and messes up the stash wayyyy bad)  so here is a bit of precutting you can do if you want.

The image is what I call the “windowpane block”.   There are a total of 45 windowpane blocks in the quilt.  Below are the cutting instructions for the sections of the block which are shown in blue in the image.   

  • You will need :    (2) 2.5” x 4.5” rectangles
  •                                 AND
  •                                 (4) 2.5” x 2.5” squares – draw diagonal line on back.

So you will need 45 sets of those pieces. 

All other cutting instructions will be released with the start of the project.

Mine will be batiks and my plan is to not use any fabric more than once in the quilt — we’ll see if that will work when I start cutting since I want to have a wide variety of colors — I may need to add a few to the stash so my blocks don’t turn out more in one color family than another.

And I know I sound like a broken record… but people find these projects at different times on the blog so I get a lot of the same questions at various times… so for those who are just finding this project now, all other info to date pertaining to this project will be found by clicking the “Stitchin With Justquiltin” button in the sidebar and reading the info there.  You’ll find yardage, date the project starts and other useful info such as that on that main project page.

Now I’ve puttered away to much of the morning on the computer — more coffee, food, get dressed, and then into the sewing room I go.  The day that looked like it might actually be sunny when I took the prior photo of the green on the hillside — has now turned decidedly gray and gloomy and looks like it will start raining again any second.  A good day to putter about in the sewing room cleaning.

My first plan of attack is to do a general cleaning/ clean out of the sewing room  and get things reorganized.  Then some other day I’ll go through all the storage boxes in the closet and cull out the projects that I know I won’t ever finish in the blocks boxes and tops boxes and stop hanging on to those.

More coffee, more coffee……

4 comments on “Let It Shine – Stitchin with Justquiltin May Project – Precutting info

  1. Thank you. I am really looking forward to this project. I really love the things you design!

  2. Yep, I just put on another cup of tea before I head into my studio too. Thanks for these pre-cutting instructions. I have so many batiks scraps! And Let It Shine is just gorgeous – I can’t think of a better way to use up those colorful scraps :*)

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