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Fair Isle Sew-Along: Week One

I’m super excited to join in on Freshly Pieced‘s Fair Isle Sew-Along! I love the pattern but it’s a bit intimidating and bigger than what I usually make… which is why I jumped at the chance to make it along with lots of others for tips and motivation.  Each week will tackle one row of the quilt, and in eight weeks I should have a completed quilt (cross your fingers, knock on wood, pinky swear, etc.) … here we go!

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

Week One: Cutting

Lots and lots of cutting!

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

I love the look of solids but I’ve never made a quilt without a single print in sight… the poppy red, watermelon pink, lime, and white from the pattern were too perfect to resist! So I decided not to choose a different palette and went with the suggested colors:

White – Kona Snow

Red – Kona Poppy

Pink – Kona Punch

Green – Kona Chartreuse

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

A few good podcasts got me through the hours of cutting (Stuff You Missed in History Class in this pic).

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

I took Lee’s advice to label baggies with all the pieces needed for each block.

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

It was super helpful to have a plan laid out, and now that the hard part is out of the way… bring on the blocks!

Week 2 starts today – the Poinsettia blocks. I’m excited to get started over the weekend!

The Amateur Librarian // Fair Isle Quilt

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