Friday, March 9, 2012

Fabric for the Garden Steps Quilt

My fabric and thread arrived from the Five Monkeys shop on Etsy for the Clover and Violet blog quilt along!  Beautiful, isn't it?   I decided to get the kit the shop put together for Clover and Violet after hours of indecision staring at my own hoard.  I don't usually do hand embroidery, so being able to buy just the amount needed for this in the matching colors from Five Monkeys is a big plus for me.

It's gonna be a courthouse steps block with small bits of embroidery in the center white square of each block.  This is my first fat quarter project.  I generally over-buy on fabric.  In fact, asking for a yard is hard for me.  More often than not, I quickly change the cutting order from one to two yards when I see that pair of scissors about to cut into fabric.  I am freakin' nervous about messing up these lovely little fat quarters!  Today is the big day, though.  The scissors hit the fabric.  Am I the only one with fabric cutting anxiety?  Wish me luck.

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  1. Wow I just had a peek at the post at Clover and Violet --- that's going to be a lovely quilt. Are you doing the mini or the large quilt? I wouldn't be able to piece that kind of block without paper piecing it - my stitching accuracy is somewhat ... hit and miss, LOL!

  2. That will look so pretty in Poetica. Great choice!