Saturday, July 18, 2015

Project Cutting List

    My week started well.  I felt like I got things accomplished.  I even managed to fit in time to put new liners in all the kitchen drawers.....it was time for that spongy liner stuff to go.  And I was cutting fabric for 3 table runners and throwing in pieces to the basket for the new leader/ender project.
   By Thursday I was ready to begin some piecing.  By Friday afternoon, I was thinking my brain went on vacation somewhere without me!  And this morning I was convinced of it.
 
   This is the culprit!  I picked up this booklet at quilt guild from the donations table.  a whole booklet of ideas using the Minnesota Hot Dish pattern.....like the quilt I did last year.    This handy little booklet is from their Shop Hop a few years ago....even recipes included.  I decided to switch to a table runner using this pattern for my Let's Book It project this month.
   So somewhere along the yellow brick road of cutting, those evil winged monkeys descended and fogged up my brain.  Or is it that I was turned into the scarecrow?  Anyway, I was piecing along quite nicely, and I did not have enough sections cut for the print on the second round.  And then, I did not have enough background cut for the fourth round.......how did I do this?  All this stopping to cut and piece new sections was slowing me down and making me crazy.
Enough!
 

Project Cutting List

    I realized I had only cut enough pieces for eight blocks on some sections and 10 on others.....and I wanted 12.   Looking at the notes and marks I made in the book, I could tell that I had really jumbled things up.  Since my vision,  concentration, and general acuity is  really the culprit, I decided a little help is required.   I re-vamped my project cutting card  for future projects and hopefully will avoid more mistakes / delays!   I printed up 3 or 4 of these on card stock to have on hand.  Working from a  small cutting list is easier for me than sorting through a  list in small print  in a book.

   I am sharing this here....just in case you need it....and so I can always find it.    Now to finish up those few blocks.
Happy stitching.

9 comments:

  1. This could be a lifesaver for a lot of us! I have issues following the small print on those directions too, and especially those patterns featuring a line of fabric that use letters/number combinations for the cutting directions rather than fabric color. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is a great idea! I think I will start using it too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us, Debbie.
    Looks like a fun project you finally settled on. : )

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  4. Yes!!! I can never get it right, even when I sit down and make a chart or write tons of notes. That looks like a converging corners quilt.

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  5. Chart saved - thank you for sharing. I don't usually cut ahead as I pull from scraps - just enough to get going and then to keep going.

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  6. Great idea - I have had the same problems with not cutting enough because of racing along. Love the pattern.

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  7. It's a relief to find that I am not the only one with this problem, and will pin it to my sewing board on Pinterest, so I will always know where to locate it. This looks like a fun booklet and a great find on your part. Have fun and thanks for sharing your project cards with us. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  8. Great idea, I use a whiteboard and erase as I cut.

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  9. I keep a little notebook for jotting down notes, measurements, etc, while I cut out almost anything. Even the simplest projects are worthy of notes because I just never know when I'll have to step away for something else. Your card would definitely be a more-organized way of going about it. Hmmm....!

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