Friday, January 23, 2015

Jitterbug part 4

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Today was a day of measuring and cutting. I decided to set up camp in the kitchen so I wouldn't have to crouch on the floor like I usually do. There was a nice light coming in through the windows; crisp and wintery. A lot of hot tea was consumed in a grand effort to keep warm.

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I made piles. I did sums. I cut out en masses. I got it all wrong. There were never quite enough of anything. Sigh.

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I give up with the maths in the end. I just decided to create 12 bags and fill them with enough bits. I just keep cranking them out and stuffing my Ikea plastic bags. All the half square triangles are made. All the geese are ready to trim, some are made.

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The sashing bits are done. And now it's just a case of creating all the four squares out of scraps. I hope there are enough.

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I haven't worked it out. It is probably a vain hope. But you never know. I am quite done with cutting. Maybe it's time for a small side project, so I can come back to it refreshed.

2 comments:

Ann said...

Slow down!! I haven't even got my fabric yet.

Jaypeg said...

I wouldn't worry. The last quilt Rachel and I made took years. We always start off with a spurt then dribble into nothingness for ages.