It's hard to believe I went from this...
and this ...
in just a few short months. I'm sorry for the dark pics, lately I've been sewing in the dead of night and never get good bright sunlight for my "in progress" pics.
This quilt has a bazillion (a technical term) pieces, but I made an investment in my own sanity and had the pieces laser cut by Kate Flynn Nichols. I highly recommend you consider this if you are doing a DWR - and here's why.
Let me tell you something folks, my pieces would NOT have come out this perfectly if I had cut these bad boys myself. And do you see those little notches in the white melon pieces above and in the white centers below? That's your mid-point... this makes pinning your curves a breeze! It makes the entire piecing process enjoyable - and you get a very good result. Every time.
I cannot wait to see how this quilt comes out - I am just more in love with it every day. I am trying very hard to be as precise as I can since this will be my first quilt to enter into a show. I'm very glad I gave myself a whole year to complete this quilt! I'm targeting the end of March to finish the top - and then make some decisions on quilting!!
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for my first 2014 WIP post. Check out all the inspiration over on her site today!!