Thursday, May 3, 2018

cutting Christmas snowflake

Cutting for this quilt is easier than most, as the cutting is for the pieces for the paper foundation piecing. It doesn't have to be spot on accurate, just enough to do the job. So go ahead and stack a few more strips, we have a lot of triangles to cut.
Cut 16 3 1/2 inch squares from the assorted red and green Christmas fabric. It can be any assortment.
These will be the center of each snowflake.
Next I used 2 1/2 inch strips ( about 19)  to cut the small triangle with the companion angle ruler. you will need 16 sets of 24 or 384 triangles in assorted red and greens. I found it took at least 2 strips of the same fabric to make 24. IF your scraps don't make that many, cut in sets of 8 and make 3 sets to equal 24. 8 triangles will make a round. The magazine pattern calls for 6 - 5 1/2 in squares and cutting them diagonally twice. I prefer the companion angle ruler.
If you use the easy angle ruler to cut 1/2 square triangles in the beginning of the strip, you will have bonus triangles and not waste.
This is the fun part, getting to see all the pretty fabrics and pet them as you cut them. Next week we will cut the background pieces.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are really making some progress on your new Christmas quilt.