Monday, February 18, 2019

Daisy Chain QAL {Cutting}

Are your rotary blades sharp and rulers at the ready? It's time to do the cutting for our Daisy Chain quilts!


If you're still working on picking out your fabrics, that's okay! Take a peak at our earlier post on picking colors for your quilt. Printable versions of this (and every) week's directions are available for free on PayHip.

Let's get down to business!


I have separated the cutting into two charts -- one for the background fabric and one for the accent, focal, and scrappy fabrics. Each cut is also labelled with a letter for those that prefer that organization method. 

***For your scrappy fabrics, if you are working from yardage or scraps, you do not need to pre-cut your focal fabric into 2.5” strips unless you feel so inclined. You may want to wait and cut these strips as we go along so that you can choose the colors for each step. There are extra strips included in the given number of required focal fabric strips -- this is to give you a little wiggle room in the event of miscuts.

There's really not too much to add about cutting -- remember that cutting your units from largest units to smallest units usually is the most efficient way to cut your fabric and that's the way the units are listed in the cutting charts.

For my baby sized quilt, I cut some of my fabrics into 2.5" strips -- the fabrics I definitely want to use in the quilt -- but didn't cut everything. The brown on the furthest right is my accent fabric.



For the second quilt, since I'm using a 2.5" strip pack for my assorted/scrappy fabrics, I only needed to cut the background, focal, and accent fabrics.


Check out the posts from my blogger friends:
--Stephanie's Halloween theme is going to be adorable!
--Kate's quilt has a regal feel!
--Christina has bold flowers for her focal fabric and her background will be scrappy!
--Gail has a blue, red, and cream color scheme.
--Michelle also has aqua for her focal fabric!
--What do you think of Gene's orange background fabric?

Schedule
Cutting - February 18th <--- That's today!
Top Construction Part 2, Layout - May 20th
Link up/giveaways/quilt parade starts: June 3rd
Link up/giveaways/quilt parade ends: June 17th

3 comments:

  1. I love your fabric choices! That green and purple are everything!

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  2. I usually cut as I go on any quilt pattern I make. But now that all the fabric is ready to go, I'm ready for the next clue. Thanks for a very fun mystery.

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  3. Just found this quilt along and am going to go hunt up some fabric so that I can join in! xx

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