Anyhoo, in order to get as much done as I can , I thought I would be a total smarty pants and wash, iron and cut all my fabrics in advance. So, my first step was to dig out some stuff I want to work on. I came up with these:
|That's 24 fat quarters and a WHACK-load of Kona Khaki|
I'm aiming to turn those into this:
And since I'm a total genius, I decided to cut out enough of the fat quarter colours to make two of these quilts because; a) I love it so much that I want to make two with different coloured neutrals as the background, and b) every time I make a quilt for myself that I intensely love, someone else also ends up loving it and I end up giving it away. I'm getting smarter at this I think.
Additionally, this humongous pile of Amy Butler's Daisy Chain line...
...will eventually and hopefully end up looking something like this:
Finally, on my recent family trip to Disney World we passed by an AWESOME quilt shop just outside Atlanta called A Scarlett Thread. They had a giant assortment of modern fabrics and patterns so I picked up this:
|Its called Cosmopolitan - I love the lime greens with the charcoal greys.|
So, if it was my aim to get this all washed, ironed, and cut - how did I make out in the last 10-12 hours? Well ALL the fabric is pre-washed and ironed. That actually took half of the total time I spent doing this today. Cripes, I need a man-servant.
And I ended up with these ready to go:
|I'm going to eventually call this quilt Skittles Squared.|
|Even the borders and bindings ready to go|
It being midnight now, I'm not diving into the last pile of fabric tonight. That will be tomorrow's mission. And, by my calculations, I have saved myself at least an entire day up at the retreat by having all that ready to go before we head out! Yahoo!