Saturday, September 10, 2016

Panic Quilt Day 2

I just wanted to share my progress this first true day of attempting to make a wedding anniversary quilt in less than two weeks...more like 10 days!

Yesterday was the "pull fabric and design the quilt" day.  Today was dedicated to cutting it out.

The quilt will consist of one block only.

Since the  center squares are the signature blocks from the wedding, and I plan to use the rest off the 4 1/2" squares that were cut but not written on by the guests for the four corner squares, the only cutting needing done today was the quarter square triangles.  My quilt design calls for 30 total 12 1/2" unfinished blocks...5 across and 6 down.  To be honest, I may decide to make it square and use  25 blocks....5 across and 5 down.  Since I'm not totally 100% sure what I will decide later, I'm going to cut out enough for 30 blocks and decide later how many I truly need 30 or 25 blocks.

The EQ7 software calculated that I needed 7/8 " off each of the four fabrics used to construct the 120 QST units (if making the 30 blocks), or 100 QST units (if making  25 blocks).

To use the Accuquilt Die, I cut a total of 8 strips from each of the four fabrics needed measuring 3 1/2" x WOF.  I was able to get 120 QST's from each fabric with very few extras.  As you can see by the photo, the stack of sliver string scraps isn't very large.  I had very little waste by using the die.

Time to start piecing.  First I sewed 120 Brown QST's to 120 Cranberry QST's.....

Then 120 green QST's to 120 cream QST's.....nice tall stacks....

Time to press all of them....

Pretty, to sew the two sets together to form a square...

All pieced and pressed....

The picture below just shows how many extra pieces I had after making the needed 120 units....not many extras at all...

All of this took some time and energy, now I'm tired.  Tomorrow I hope to start piecing the entire blocks together.

Goodnight.....Tomorrow is a brand new day to keep sewing.


  1. Wow! Great plan and it's coming together. Can't wait to see the flimsy..keep going!

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I'm excited to see it come together as well.