Quilt in Progress - Fabric Selected and Cut

It's been a while since I've done a Needlework Monday post! I literally have been doing no sewing for a long time, but that changed today!

Last week my newest nephew was born. I make a quilt for each niece or nephew to have when they are babies. I usually pick out a fabric and pattern and get it made and delivered shortly after they are born. I am hoping it will work out for this baby as well.

A few weeks ago, a lady contacted me about coming to visit our part of Panama. She asked if I needed her to bring anything from the states, but I told her I didn't need anything. All I needed was for her to take the quilt back for me and mail it. She said she was happy to do that. Now I have a deadline and the quilt must be finished before then!

I sat down today with a quilt design in mind and found a good tutorial. I had my fabric already picked out, so it's already starting to come together.

The first thing I had to do was cut up the fat quarters into strips. It worked for me to get 6 3" strips out of each fabric with a piece left over that I'm hoping I can put on the back. Then I cut each strip in half which left me with 12 9" blocks in each fabric.

I found this fabric at our local amazon returns store. It was a great deal and cotton, so I decided to buy it even though it isn't something I would typically use. I think my SIL will love it though as she likes more muted colors!

Having taken so much time off of sewing, my rotary cutter blade had to be replaced before I could cut anything! Next, I'll have to dig out my sewing machine and knock the dust off of it.

I'm super excited to get to work on this and hopefully finish it before early December. I'll keep you guys posted on the progress and hopefully there will be some major developments in the next few weeks!

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