Cutting the Batiks – Design Wall Monday 3/13/17

I don’t have anything new on the design wall to show but I spent part of yesterday cutting batik rectangles for a new quilt.   I’m cutting four rectangles from each fabric.  I’ve barely gotten started

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In the photo are 33 different sets of pieces –   133 rectangles total.  I think I figured out that if I made every set a different fabric I need to cut 125 more sets of rectangles.  Are there 125 different batiks in the stash? — only time will tell.  If I could cut a set out of 10″ squares – then I’d be golden thanks to all the ones I’ve been given by Hoffman Fabrics but they aren’t big enough to get a full set out of.  I will see how many I can get before I need to start cutting duplicates- which will be just fine since this quilt is just going to be a riot of colors.  I’m not even thinking ahead to the number of squares of background fabric I need to cut to go with all these– Yikes.

What I’m not looking forward to is pulling all the rest of the batiks out of the stash to cut a section out of — you know how messy I can be and I just cleaned up the sewing room!  But I’m hoping to be diligent in cutting a stack and then putting them back where they belong right away and not just dump them on the floor and move on….. STOP LAUGHING!…it could happen.

 

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