My fabric arrived! Read here about my process of picking out and ordering fabric for my broken dishes quilt.
I’m really happy with how the fabrics look in person – sometimes it’s hard to tell on a computer screen how bright or vivid the colors will actually be. Here’s the lot of them:
I could hardly wait to get started once I got these lovelies in the mail. I want to make sure that the fabric won’t shrink or colors run after I’m done, so I pre-washed everything….in my bathtub! It was kinda fun, smooshing everything around. Cold water, a little laundry soap – first the light fabrics, then darks.
Measure, cut, measure, cut…get the drift? Here’s my cutting process:
1. Cut fabric into 7 inch squares, and cut in half diagonally – forming two right triangles.
2. Then cut those triangles in half down the middle.
3. Now you’ve got 4 right triangles. Geometry!
4. Admire your triangles, and resist the urge to throw them in the air, 52-pickup style.
Then have a glass of wine, ’cause you deserve it, friend. A post on piecing the triangles to come soon!