Cutting issues, that is. Tonight I started cutting the prints for a class I’m taking next week. I was so excited about the Riley Blake Chevrons that I bought. I needed 21″ strips, and I am just a bit short on them after cutting off the selvedges. I was very careful to just get the selvedges and barely any of the pattern, but I’m still just a bit short. It’s so frustrating! Then when I started cutting my three 10″x21″ rectangles, I was REALLY having problems. I’m too short (again) to get to 21″ long, and for some reason I was having a really difficult time getting the darn things square! On one of them, I’m off by almost 1/4″, and that’s not OK with me. The problem is, I ordered my fabric from Fat Quarter Shop because it isn’t available locally. I really don’t want to order 1/2 yd of fabric and have it shipped to me, but I also don’t know if I can get away with that last cut being so off. UG!!! To top it off, the pattern designer is leading the class, and I don’t want to look like a complete idiot! Gaah!!
Deep breaths in…………….exhale. It’s going to be alright….right??
I’ve buried the awfully cut navy chevrons on the bottom.
Later this week I tackle cutting the 3.25 yards of white. I have to do TEN cuts of 10″x21″. After tonight, I’m REALLY worried about how this is all going to go!
On The Back Burner:
Reunion – Cluck Cluck Sew’s Inside Out pattern.
(This is going to take a lot longer than I had originally thought!)
Lucy’s Crab Shack in Cluck Cluck Sew’s Plus pattern.
Somewhere down the line:
Table runners/coasters for the living room tables
Mug rug for my desk
Bliss quilt…I still have no clue what pattern
A Christmas Quilt
A Halloween Quilt
And many, many more!
And because it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up to Freshly Pieced. Emily from Mommy’s Nap Time is guest posting for Lee this week.