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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Time To Cut My...

Losses Winnings!

Yep, I have finally made up my mind to get cutting for my dear friend Sarah's Stained QAL.  I have been pondering fabrics for too long, and today I finally decided to use my Moroccan Mirage FQs that I won from Annabella, courtesy of Julie at the Intrepid Thread.

I don't know if it was because the sun was shining and it was unseasonably warm, or if I just wanted to blow away my grey mood of the last couple of weeks, but the bright colours made me happy today, and now I am raring to go.


So this evening I am going to pop a new blade for my rotary cutter and get down to business.

I really do not enjoy the 'preparation' stage, seeing the fabric pieces getting smaller before they get bigger again seems to contrary to my logical mind, that and it makes my back, hands and head hurt; I am not cut out for manual labour!

Hopefully I will be all chopped and able to catch up with the others soon enough, although some people, naming no names, Ms KC, have finished piecing their tops already!

26 comments:

  1. Happy (and careful) cutting! They are like a little touch of summer, aren't they! Would you like a bit of the 35 degrees C we're expecting today?

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  2. I'm seeing so many summery prints today. I need to get my hands on some =D

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  3. Chopping up is my favourite bit! Lovely sunny fabrics x

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  4. Yay!! Glad you've come to play :-) And with such beautiful warm colours too, cant wait to see this one!

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  5. How will you ever make it through all of this manual labour? Will you curl up with a hot water bottle and aspirin tonight? Here's hoping you're well enough to type out a post tomorrow & show us your pretty little block piles! :)

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  6. Good choice! I decided I had to jump in as well last night, I have a bundle of secret garden and coordinating solid -- why not!
    The cutting is the worst part.. good luck!

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  7. Once I have done my Innocent Crush quilt, my next to be used stack is Moroccan Mirage (great summer colours!)

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  8. Lovely bright shiney fabric to brigthen the last of winter! I can't believe someones finished piecing. I needed a lie down in a darkened room when I did mine!

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  9. Mmm, delicious fabric ! Happy cutting!

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  10. Pleased you can leave the sadness of the past couple of weeks and go forward with brightness and ... if I may say ... a pretty stunning little selection!

    Funny isn't it? I LOVE the cutting but (sshhhh don't tell anyone) sometimes I get really really bored with the sewing bit ...!!

    xxx

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  11. Gorgeous fabric! I haven't started cutting so if you feel you need some practise before you get started on your lovely fabric feel free to pop round!

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  12. love the bright fabric and as usual they for you they look fabulous together! xx

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  13. looking forward to seeing what you make

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  14. Great choice for the QAL Hadley - they look so pretty! It`s finally warming up here after a cold cold winter and the hottie may even be packed away soon. We got the table and umbrella out on the terrace today - woo hoo!!!

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  15. Those fabrics are going to look phenomenal in the quilt!

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  16. Lovely bright colours...it has certainly been a sunny day today!

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  17. gorgeous colours and yep I know what you mean about cutting it kills my back x

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  18. That will be a stunning quilt, what are you planning for the sashing? I will get onto mine as soon as the deadlines are out of the way (one quilt and two embroider orders (30 polo shirts, and 6 fleeces))

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  19. Sure, if you'd said, I could have sent you a bunch of wee post-it labels and bags for the cutting stage, one careful previous owner ;o)

    It'll look fab in this line, looking forward to seeing it :o)

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  20. this looks like spring on a table! great color choices!

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  21. Great fabrics to brighten any day!

    Is the pink your sashing then!?

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  22. Your fabric choices definitely cheered me up! Jen@madeinminch

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  23. These will be lovely in the stained design. Jxo

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  24. these will look fantastic. I cut mine out in 5 hours: and then suffered from a very bad back for a couple of days. Worth it though!

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  25. Pretty fabrics, they will look great! Hope the cutting wasn't too tedious ;)

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