Okay...so tonight ladies,
I decided that I am going to start a project that I've been wanting to all year!..
I gathered up a bunch of Christmas Fabrics that I've been saving...
and went to work.
(Readers: I've had to delete part of this post due to some drama regarding the book I was recommending. I have renamed the project: The Rancher's Daughter
seeing I was raised on a Registered Hereford Cattle Ranch
and will be doing a post about it all soon.)
A = Cut (1) 2 1/2" Square
B = Cut (2)1 1/2" X 2 1/2"
C = Cut (2) 1 1/2" X 4 1/2"
D = Cut (2) 1 1/2" X 4 1/2"
E = Cut (2) 1 1/2" X 6 1/2"
F = Cut (4) 2 1/2" Squares
|Yeah...I know my plaids don't match up! Bah hum bug. I love plaids, but they are never printed right on to the fabric.|
I've decided I'm going to show the whole process of what I do in case it might help any of you out there.
If you want to see how I change my blocks around....
how I commission fabrics
and complete each block,
|After drafting the pattern out on graph paper I marked each set of cuts with post-it notes.|
|Sew the first sets together...( C's to A Center Block)|
|Then the sides..(B's to Center Piece)|
|Start commissioning fabrics for the next set of cuts...|
|I choose 'YOU"!|
|D's to completed block so far....|
|But I decided it's best to keep all 4 sides the same! (E's to Center Block)|
|Decided to use this fabric for the corners. You cut 2 1/2" squares...|
|Draw a line diagonally down the center...|
|Stitch on top of line....Make sure it is positioned correctly.|
|All four corners. Then cut away excess leaving a 1/4" seam|
|Wala......First Block Completed!!|
And then find a binder to put it all in to keep it straight:
|Put drafted drawing with finished block.|
So now I'm going to see how to create a Linky Party,
So I can keep this all organized!
(Any help mastering this would be of great help!!)
I'd love to see everyone's work in progress!
I figure the New Year is a great time to start a project like this. Maybe we can all keep each other inspired!