I love starting new projects! It's so exciting! A fresh beginning, such endless possibilities, anticipation. I have been working on a couple of projects over the last couple of weeks. For the first one, I started with this:
It was way too dark to be trying to take this picture, but you get the general idea. I'll take better shots after I get it quilted. I know I should have gone ahead and done that step next, but I was so excited about this fabric I picked up a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't wait to start in on that project...do you ever do that?
MatchBox by Abbey Lane Quilts. It's an adorable quilt that is sewing up pretty quickly, but I found a pretty big error in the pattern. It has you cut the strips 1/2" too big. When you look at the large number of strips in this quilt, that's a lot of fabric waste. I didn't figure this out until after I had done all of the cutting and started sewing the blocks. A little frustrating. I would think that a pattern designer would have someone test these patterns out before publishing? I do plan to write them and let them know. I read through the pattern twice to make sure I hadn't missed anything or miscalculated.....Oh well, it's going to be really cute and I have enough fabric to finish the quilt so no great harm. Stay tuned to see the completed quilt.