Fabric chosen… check!
October 7, 2011 § 10 Comments
Have you chosen your fabric for the Carpenter’s Wheel QAL yet?
Part of the reason for making this quilt is to just use up some of the fabric already in my stash. So I just went through my stash and pulled a few. There might be a couple that are a little too dark in value, but I’ll have to see what it starts looking like when I begin cutting the fabrics. I decided against string piecing the diamond shapes… too much work for me at the moment! I need fast and easy.
I’m making the big 7″ strip diamonds for the largest quilt option. And my plan is each diamond shape will be a different fabric. That means 32 different fabrics for the star portion and 4 more for the corner blocks… if I decide to make the corner blocks.
How is the choosing of your fabrics going? Any questions that have come up so far?
Next week I’ll talk about cutting the strips. I was planning on doing it this week, but the week has gotten away from me. Yesterday afternoon was spent waiting for my car to be serviced. Booo.
EDITED TO ADD: Oh yeah, and by the way… I will explain the Y-seams method and the half-square triangle method of assembly. Don’t worry. You all will do fine. And one of these days I will make an official QAL page.