Yesterday I mentioned that I didn’t have the pinwheel or tree blocks drawn to scale. I use Corel to do borders at have odd pieces but for a couple of borders, I can just do it with a sheet of paper and a pencil . . especially since I doubt CorelDraw is on any of our current computers. We probably have to buy a new version for Windows 10 and I’m not sure I use it enough to justify the cost. For now, a sheet of paper and my crude drawing will get me through.
Once I’m fairly satisfied with the EQ drawing of a quilt, I print the layout/quilt drawing.
You can see how the trees look differently now but that’s still not how they will be arranged.
Because I had colored the trees and pinwheels, as well as the log cabins with scrappy fabrics, that made it “messy” when printing the fabric requirements so I subbed out all the scrappy pieced blocks with plain blocks and that gives me a better picture of the fabric requirements. All I really care about are the pieces that need yardage that has to all be the same.
Then I was able to print the fabric requirements for the fabrics that matter to me. Most of it came off bolts and has not been washed. I wash all my fabrics before using them and of course, the fabric on the bolts has not been washed so I pulled off what I need and will wash it before I get started. The handwritten numbers are the amounts I’m starting with so that IF I offer this pattern as a Quilt Along, I’ll know exactly how much fabric I used for the larger amounts.
Have you noticed .. I’m ready to get started sewing?