10 February 2012

Punch Drunk Adventures, Part 2

I finished the sample square for my two-tone Drunk Love quilt. Since this is the first time I’m using a pattern, I wanted to make sure that it was all going to come together before I cut up yards and yards of the fabric I’m using for the actual quilt.

I proudly showed this off to my mother (whose fabric and tool stash would make one suppose she is a quilter, although I have never seen any finished projects or even seen her sew), and she looked at it for a moment or two and then meekly said nothing is straight. I explained that it wasn’t supposed to be straight; that it’s probably harder to make because none of it is symmetric, and she said, “Well, won’t that be unique!”

So what have I learned? Each square is a lot of work! It took 21 pieces of fabric. I realized that it is really really important to cut the pattern pieces as precisely as possible. I also confirmed that because none of the pieces are symmetric, it’s especially important to keep everything facing in the right direction. This is something that Denyse Schmidt's book explains how to do in great detail and works really well! I also learned that this quilt is going to take me approximately 4 years to finish!

1 comment:

  1. your first block looks great!! It will get easier as you go. I can't wait to see the final quilt!