I don’t always follow directions. This is funny because I am quite happy with order and routine. It makes me feel comfortable. I don’t do it because I want to be difficult. Sometimes I just see a different way, outside of the box, and have a go from a different angle. After seeing this lovely quilt, I decided it would be perfect for a friend who is having a baby. It just needed to be pink.
When I started having a look at the directions for the quilt, I groaned a bit. It’s a nice pattern to use pre-cuts. But I decided to use yardage so it changed how I was going to be cutting it. According to the instructions, I needed 128 strips, 1 inch width, in various lengths. Accck. That gave me flashbacks to another quilt that I did, by the instructions, last summer. I was so aggravated when I finished that quilt top, I am wary of doing it again. I figured out that I needed 18 metres of fabric, in 1″ width. With long strips of extra wide fabric, it went much quicker.
It still took me the better part of 3 hours to cut the fabrics. Accck. But I’m making progress and I’m loving these colours.
I hope to have a finish by the end of the week. It’s late here but still Wednesday at Freshly Pieced so I’m linking up there. 🙂