This fabric collection is from a "tower" I bought ages and ages ago - all Moda fabrics. Isn't it pretty? And tropical. A bit of sunshine during a cold, gray, extra gray winter. Did I mention... gray? But - don't you think it might be just a little bit too pretty to cut? Do you have fabric that you think is too pretty to cut?
Just look at these beautiful prints. Ahhh. It is a pile of fabrics that I like to take out and look at and "pet" a little bit every now and then. So pretty. But what does one actually DO with such a fabric? Hummm.
Well this week that fabric finally met my rotary cutter. Please do notice that I have found my green cutting mat! Actually DH did - it was on top of our cabinets - being stored nice and flat, just very out of sight! I thought I was going a bit wiggy because I really did think that I left that mat here - and sure enough I did. Anyway - I cut just a little 4.5" strip off of each fabric to make a pile of 4.5" squares - and seeing that each piece is 1/2 yard - there is still plenty left over just to admire. But isn't it so much more fun to admire your fabrics when it is in a quilt!
After being sick, sick, sick for 3 weeks (chest X-rays and all, but new meds are helping and I actually have energy to sew again - in little spurts) I decided to go with the easiest pattern of all time. A nine-patch. I don't even bother matching up fabrics because it won't matter because. .. now watch me make it disappear....
Yup - the good old Disappearing Nine Patch! All the blocks are different and I am being careful to place the big prints in the squares that aren't sliced. I mean really - now that I've worked up the nerve to cut that big print fabric once, please don't think I am going to cut it twice! I think this is going to be a great quilt... very tropical! I'm glad that I finally did cut that fabric!