Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIP: 578.

Did I say I needed to cut 449 pieces for my Marie quilt? Because I really meant 578. I forgot to factor in the three yards of background material I have to cut into various squares and rectangles. Yikes!

But honestly, the first nine yards were cut in the exact same way, so by the time I got to yard 5, it was a breeze. I fussy cut yard 10, so that presented a challenge in getting all of my cuts into that yard, but I managed it. (Phew!) The teal above (Bella Solids - Betty Teal) is my background color, and I finished cutting that yesterday. Hooray! 578 cuts. Now, to somehow convince my husband he should take the kidlets to the park so that I can lay this puppy out and organize what block goes where.... I should don my evil mastermind grin. 

Since this my first quilt larger than a throw size, I am trying to keep everything organized. I've chosen bags for different-sized cut pieces, and I purchased a storage container to hold the entire project. I'm curious though--how do you organize your projects? (Especially the big ones!) Any special ways to keep everything together and neat and tidy? Before, I was using a plastic shoe box that had a lid, but there is no way this project would all fit in one, and it would involve some serious folding, especially when I start making the blocks, which are rather large.

I pulled fabric yesterday for another few projects I'm planning to start. Small projects, and there are multiple projects there, so don't get scared that I'm planning to use all of those fabrics in the same piece. Because that might be worrisome, haha! I'm hoping to use some of those fat quarters for placemats, and I've started mulling over my mini quilt idea. 

I do have a finish this week, but this is all I can show. The grand reveal is coming at the end of the month. I do love me that backing material....

I've done very little sewing this week. Mostly cutting and pressing, and today will be more of the same, but perhaps tomorrow Agatha and I can reunite and spend some quality time together.

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced's WIP. Have a lovely Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. LOVE the backing fabric! And the teal looks fantastic. =]

    1. I thought you would like the backing fabric. I had a really difficult time finding one this go around, until I saw that bolt hiding behind the fabric cutting counter. Not sure I was supposed to go behind there, but I needed that fabric! :)

  2. Well, just think how many more pieces of cake you can have! Since you get to have one per cut and all. :)

    1. I think if I ate all that cake, I would weigh 578 pounds! But it would be worth it. :)

  3. We store our works in progress in the house. The whole house. Yeah.

    That's a lotta cuts!

    The pink lion-haired Marie is so amazingly weird. I think I like the sailing ship best, though. I saw some photos of a couture fashion show the other day where the models had ships like that on their heads and it was crazy fun because they looked so SERIOUS.

  4. I do think the ships is the most amazing. There's another print in the line called Sea of Tears, and it's ships, but they are sailing on hair. Super cool!

  5. What line is that fabric in the first pic?


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