Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cutting

Cut almost 200 3" squares today, and when I put them all out on the floor, I was pleased :-)

I did cut another 50 dark/black squares so it's dark all along the outer edges. So now I have app 450 3" squares....
I can't wait to finish this. I don't think Charles will let me leave it on the floor until I eventually get around to sewing it, so I'm thinking I'll put each row in an envelope.... Any good ideas as to how to store this?

Viola bought me this flower, I love it....

10 comments:

ladydi said...

What a great I Spy quilt! I loved looking at all your fabrics, and the layout is perfect the way you went from light to dark. Your idea of gathering up each row into an envelope (or plastic bag) and marking it row 1, row 2, etc. seems like the best way. I'm guessing you don't have a cat, since all your rows stayed so nice and neat. :>} How did you keep Ask from exploring it?

Holly said...

Holy Smokes that's a lot of squares! I also like the change from light to dark.... gives it a bit of movement. Can't wait to see your work!

Jodie said...

Oh it looks great - I love the light in the middle - its beautiful.
I think an envelope is a good idea for each row - and take some photos just to be sure.

Lily Boot said...

Oh Tine! That is so beautiful! I love the graceful way in which the light moves from the centre out. This quilt will be so lovely to snuggle under - so many stories to be told. For storing it, I have put each row in an envelope - with a small tag pinned to the corner with a letter (row) and number (from left). Mind you - I didn't have 300 blocks! Maybe just one row per envelope and have them held together, in order, with a bulldog clip? Good luck!

Thriftin and Craftin said...

WOW! That's A LOT of cutting, and it looks so awesome. You should link it to the Mr. Linky Box on my blog as a challenge update. It fits in perfectly for the challenge! It doesn't have to be a Bento Box, you can be inspired by the squares, the quilt, the colors, etc. Have a great week!

Jackie said...

I love how your quilt is coming along, it is beautiful! Storage of it should be very organized. I would pin little notes marking the beginning of each row and then stack the pieces in order underneath the 1st piece. Then go onto row 2 and repeat again. Then row 3. Well, I think you get the picture. Lovely, spring flowers.

thriftymrs said...

Beautiful quilt and 200 cut in one day! Good for you.
Thanks for dropping by my blog - I have added your link to my blog, I hope you don't mind.
x

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Gorgeous patchwork! I never get any further than cutting the squares!

Tonya said...

Oh, I love the quilt, Tine! No ideas on storing it, I have never done a quilt before. Your idea with the envelopes sounds good : )

What a pretty flower, what is it?

susan said...

wow that is a lot of squares to cut out. it looks gorgeous on the ground like that. i love how the center is light like that. very nice job!