Cutting, cutting, and cutting some more

It’s not a ‘Friday Night Sew In’, but I wish it was!  Instead, I’m cutting my solid background strips for my upcoming test pattern class on Monday.  I’ve been standing here pressing and cutting 3 yards of fabric.  I’ve got my first cuts done:  (5) 10×42, (7) 4×42, and (16) 2×42.

Here they are:

Next step is to sub-cut them into (10) 10×21, (13) 4×21, and (31) 2×21 strips.

But I’d much rather be pressing and cutting something that I could actually SEW tonight!  I’ve had some Riley Blake ‘Boo To You’ in a bag in my sewing pantry for almost 2 years.  I took it out tonight to stroke/fondle it, and I’d REALLY like to do something with it, but I need to be good and get these strips cut for class.

I cut my prints earlier in the week and it didn’t go so well.  I posted about it here.  *sigh*  I’m still not over it!  So far the solids are going much better…knock on wood!

I guess I’ll have to wait until the next Friday Night Sew in that Heidi and Bobbi host.  It’s on Friday, September 21, and I hope to be sitting at my sewing machine busting out something for Halloween.

Handmade by Heidi


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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