Monday, February 04, 2008

A Whole Lot Of Cutting Going On!

Today I had what I refer to as a "low profile day". I spent the entire day in my sewing room with my thoughts! I've been thinking about sewing and future projects so I started planning and cutting! I seem to be more productive when I've taken the time to precut a project or two. So, today I did all the cutting for three projects. I don't care for "prep work" but I have to admit that I had a lot of fun. :-) A perfect way to spend a cold and rainy day. We have snow on the mountains nearby! BRRRRR

Very soon I need to spend some time doing the "prep work" for some hand projects - embroidery and hand applique!

Tomorrow I'll start cutting a 4th project! My dear friend, Nan and I have been chatting for several months about doing a Jelly Roll project together. After some discussion we decided to use the same pattern but different Jelly Rolls. We're using a pattern called "House Call" and I'm going to use my Shangri-La Jelly Roll. Pop over to Nan's Blog to see which Jelly Roll she plans to use. We agreed to show our finished projects at the end of the month.

Time to unroll that Jelly Roll and let the cutting begin. :-)


I hope you found some JOY in your corner of the world today. I appreciate that you spend a few minutes reading my blog and I love your comments! Come again!

In Friendship!

23 comments:

Angie said...

Yeaaaaa!! Look at you go, Dazey!! :D It brings a smile to my heart (and face) to see you cutting and sewing up a storm. I just can hardly wait to see what you have prepped for...and I know I'm going to love your and Nan's 'sew together'! :) Hugs to you...(I'm still knitting a bit :))

Carole said...

Wooooohooooo! More projects on their way! Love that fabric you'll be using with the jelly roll! Of course I have that same fabric in my stash! What great taste you have! ;o) Yea, I read you about prep work! But, it's gotta be done! I cannot wait to see your finished projects! Have fun!

CONNIE W said...

I just love my visits to your blog. Happy sewing!

Linda said...

Wow that's a pile and a half of cut fabric, I can see why you spent all day doing the prep work. Love the pattern your using along with Nan.

McIrish Annie said...

You are quite the busy beaver! I will have to check out that pattern. I have a jelly roll sitting in my closet that needs to be cut up!

and thanks again for the sewing companions link, my little guys arrrived yesterday. they are absolutely adorable!!

Julia said...

OOO, I can't wait to see your quilt. I have that jelly roll, plus a couple of others, and I have been undecided as to what to make from them. I like that pattern, where can I get it?

Doodlebug Gail said...

I'll watch your progress along with Nan's - what fun! I had to enlarge the fabric photo and see a precut pile of sweet 1930's ..... so, looks like I'll be back to see what you make out of those. Hugs and take care.

Nan said...

Wowee! Look at you go! Lots and lots of cutting of beautiful fabrics! I'm 'sew' impressed your organization and cutting skills. It is fun to cut pieces for projects, isn't it? I get into a 'cutting' mind-set, and away I go!! I am looking forward to making our jelly project, too, my friend! Have a wonderful day!!

Nan said...

Wowee! Look at you go! Lots and lots of cutting of beautiful fabrics! I'm 'sew' impressed your organization and cutting skills. It is fun to cut pieces for projects, isn't it? I get into a 'cutting' mind-set, and away I go!! I am looking forward to making our jelly project, too, my friend! Have a wonderful day!!

Tamara said...

I love jelly rolls they make quilts go together so easily. I have one that I am undecided what I'm going to do with it. So can't wait to see your finished project. Maybe it will inspire me.

Nan said...

For some reason, I got 'sew' excited, I posted the same thing twice!! How did that happen? I don't know!!! Oops!!

Wendy said...

That's one big pile of cutting done...I have a blockage when it comes to cutting a lot of fabric at once...it must be more productive than my little bits here and there. I love the fabric roll you picked.
I look forward to the unveiling.

Carol said...

What a great day you had...you got tons done...nothing better than getting all that cutting done. Now you're ready to SEW!

Pam said...

It is fun to spend the day cutting isn't it? Great pattern for the Jelly roll. I have a jelly roll waiting for something. I love that Shangri-la line. It does look like Nadine and May Britt are having a jolly good time there in Norway!!

Have a great week Darlene and Happy Quilting!!!

happy zombie said...

Oh this is going to be fun watching you guys make the same quilt! Can't wait to see it when it's all done (and maybe you can tease with some progress updates!!

Dawn said...

Well you know what is more dangerous than disliking prep work? Liking prep work! I have so many projects ready to go and keep making more. I don't get them worked on! I actually caught up with my applique though and have to prep some more for that one this weekend!

Libby said...

Hmmmm - can't wait to see you start stitchin' all of that fun fabric into something extra cutie *s*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Darlene, did you have a moment of silence before unrolling that jelly roll??? LOL!!!! That's a very emotional thing you know.

Marcie said...

Sharon is right, I can't bear to unroll mine. Your project looks fun and I will watch for your progress.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wooo you've been a busy camper with your rotary cutter. Isn't it great when there's piles of fabric just waiting to be sewn together.

Happy Sewing - karen

atet said...

OOoh -- sounds like a great day. I can't wait to see that jelly roll project come together. I've been in love with the Shangri La fabrics for awhile now!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow!!! you got a LOT of cutting done! Look at that giant stack!!! I can't wait to see your Jelly Roll quilt when it's done--I'm always looking for new patterns to use for Jelly Rolls!

JoyB said...

Ok you got me. i just ordered this pattern and want to do one too. LOl I have linked you to my blog and would love to hear about your progress. The one thing that I couldn't find anywhere is how much additional fabric do you need for the borders? i want to order my jelly roll and my border fabrics but can't find an amount online. Thanks for any help you can give me. JoyB

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