After a tiny bit of housework I got into the sewing room and organized, sewed and ironed strips. In the upper pic there are nine pairs. The 4 on the left are the wider ones I was talking about in the last post. The middle 6 are the ‘for variety’ strip pairs. I’d forgotten when I was talking about the alternate fabrics before that I’d also cut some blue as well as 2 darker purples. And on the right are 4 pairs of the main purple. It might have been wiser to cut 2 more wider pairs and create 3 composites but now I’ll just have to deal with having created 2 composite new fabrics that are a little too wide to deal with easily. Oh well. And here they are: lying on my cutting table and ironing board.
A couple of notes: The ironing board is not dirty but it is stained because in my other business, I sew almost exclusively black fabric. The cutting table is a repurposed air hockey table. It’s just the right height and has a nice lip around the outside so rulers, pencils and cutters are not constantly leaping to their deaths.
One other thing that occurred to me while I was sewing and ironing, a little late I know, is that I should have figured out how many diamonds, at least approximately, I was making possible to create. I don’t even know how many I need. This will be a baby quilt so I was thinking 40″ x 60″ or there abouts. I guess I’ll just get cutting and see what happens.
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