It’s already February and I’m just starting my third quilt for the year and the second one barely counts since it’s a block of the week and I’ve only made one block! The new start is the cover quilt from Scrap-Basket Beauties and is called Hourglass.
My small quilting group is working through the quilts in this book and this is our February project. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a quilt from the book and I kind of like this one so now it’s a work in progress.
The cutting instructions in the book are written for 2-1/2” strips and seem to be a little fussy and wasteful so I plan to try a little different piecing method. The book has you sew strip sets of a print fabric with a background, tape a template to the back of a ruler and cut each pair individually. My idea is to use 3-1/2” strips and tape a single unit template to the back of a ruler like this:
This way I can cut several layers at once, which seems like a good idea since I need 396 of these units; half from prints and half from black background.
Time to get back to cutting!