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!
Week One: Cutting
Lots and lots of cutting!
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
A few good podcasts got me through the hours of cutting (Stuff You Missed in History Class in this pic).
I took Lee’s advice to label baggies with all the pieces needed for each block.
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!