These are all the fat quarters cut in half...63 pieces for each quilt. It's quite a stack!
At least I am still completely in love when I look at this pretty stack of fabric! In the "less appealing" category...all the white backing squares had to be cut as well. Yikes.
Now that everything is cut, I need to get ruffling. I did a couple of test blocks to see how I wanted to go about gathering all those rectangles into squares. At first I did a traditional gathering method where I sewed a basting stitch on each long edge and pulled the threads to gather. After doing one block, I knew I didn't want to go that route! So I put the ruffler foot on my serger and played around with some test scraps to get the settings just right. It can be a bit tricky to set the tension so that the pieces gather to exactly the length I need. After a few tries, I have the right settings and now I just need to ruffle, ruffle, ruffle!
Yay, my first block completed! 125 to go! I need to get moving.
Wish me luck! Hopefully my next update is a nice big stack of completed blocks!