This is my first. quilt. ever!!! I decided on Friday that I HAD to make one of these quilts after seeing the recent excellent and beautiful example! I am in a rural area and really wanted to start this weekend (as in - can't wait for fabric or a book to be shipped), so I drove 50 minutes to JoAnns (all of the 'local' fabric stores were closed when I was not at work Fri and Sat and were still 30 min away...) and picked out fabric, but could not find the One Block Wonder book...
So I made do with online examples and tutorials and we'll just have to see how it turns out!
Lessons learned thus far:
1. The 2 year old tabby (Fig) likes to chew on and attempt to swallow the loose threads from the fabric. (I'm a veterinarian, and recognize the real danger of intestinal damage from thread, so I locked him away in a bedroom, from which his yowls of protest resonate throughout the house...)
2. the triangle ruler which I bought without really paying attention is -not- in fact an equilateral triangle ruler (only ruined 2 triangle sections of one strip)
3. so THAT's what a 'bias' means!
4. Whoa...this is gonna be a LOT of work!
Sept 2 - acquired, washed, dried fabric
1. ripped fabric at repeats and ironed.
2. pinned and cut strips
3. cut 2 strips worth of triangles before my eyeballs started protesting (I had to do it the hard way - using a straight edge and the 60 degree angle line on my cutting surface)
4. fanned out a few of the hexagons for a little 'this is gonna be SO worth it'-ness.
Pictures are below. I hope to keep updating this thread as I progress with the project.
The fabric with which I started:
A few of the hexagons fanned out:
Please feel more than free to offer any questions, comments, criticisms, suggestions, etc. For all I know, this will turn out looking like a 2 year old did it...and then stuffed it in the toilet...