I always have plenty of fabric for quilting. In fact I have probably got too much fabric, making it difficult to make choices when selecting colours for a quilt. Yesterday I spent the time cutting the fabrics for a quilt construction and checking my scant 1/4 inch seam allowance on my sewing machine. It is so long since I last quilted that I had forgotten how I got the accurate 1/4 inch but after a few tries with scrap fabric I was good to go.
This is an example of the pattern I am using. I am using different colours.
I have just started piecing the fabrics and I am determined this time to be absolutely accurate in my piecing. I am measuring each piece of the block as it is completed and trimming it if necessary or resewing the seam. I haven’t had to resew a seam yet, only trim a couple of edges.
Here are some of the fabrics.
I had forgotten how much I enjoy quilting and even though quilting has been described as cutting up fabric and then sewing it back together again, I still get a great sense of satisfaction when a block is completed. I am nowhere near completing a block as I like to get all pieces made before arranging the colours to make the blocks.