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
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.