Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Trimmed.

When last we chatted, my Fireworks wedges looked like this:


Over the weekend, I sewed them all to their side pieces and trimmed them down to this:


And that's all I am going to show until it's time for the BIG REVEAL!

Short rant: HOLY WOW DOES THIS PATTERN HAVE A TON OF WASTE.

This is my gigantic trim-off pile with pieces that I am going to absolutely SAVE and use in something else. I honestly could have trimmed my blocks almost an inch bigger than the directions instructed to do.

Rant over.


Hope you're having a great week! If you haven't already check out this GREAT POST by Jess of Quilty Habit regarding some things she's seen recently with companies not properly crediting quilters for their work.

Linking up with Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, and WIP Wednesday!

7 comments:

  1. I hate when quilts have a ton of waste (especially when it's wonky pieces that are hardly useable). Arghhh. In any case, I can't wait to see what this will look like!!

    Thanks for linking to my post! I hope some of the people actually publishing things will read it!

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  2. Looks like it will be a fun quilt though. From your linky picture my first thought was , yummm candy corn ;-)

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  3. Alison, these blocks are great! But, I'm with you, I can't stand waste. I save everything. I'm sure you will put those leftover bits to good use. :)

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  4. Your blocks look great - reminds me of a WIP that I really should get back to. You didn't mention the name of the pattern but my blocks are from a book called String Quilt Revival.

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  5. Your blocks are looking great! I'm sure the finished quilt will be amazing. I'll be interested to see what you do with all of your scraps.

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  6. I am loving your blocks! As for the waste, Silly BooDilly just posted on what she is doing with hers. I've been saving my scraps for a friend who makes and donates doggie beds to local rescue shelters.

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  7. Very colorful blocks. Looks like it's going to be a dramatic quilt. Thanks for the link to Jess's blog.

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