Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mom's Cutting

As I mentioned yesterday, my mom did a lot of cutting while she was here. So I thought I would share with you the results of her labor.

I came home from Retreat with a tall kitchen garbage bag of flannel scraps.

I failed to get a photo of the full "before" bag. Mom is fast with a rotary cutter! She cut 6 inch squares and 5 inch squares. There are 182 6 inch squares. We had the secret agents count for us. (click on the link to get the inside story about our local secret agents.)

5 inch squares

6 inch squares

Whatever couldn't be cut into these dimensions went into a bag to take to the next guild meeting for our raffle table.

Then she started on the cotton fabric I was gifted recently. (Click on the link to go that post.) She cut 4 by 6 inch rectangles and 4 1/2" squares.



With the 6 inch flannel squares I plan to do a rag quilt. With 4.5" cotton squares I plan to do a disappearing nine patch. Some of the 5 inch flannel squares will probably end up in a quilt for Goldie that Parker wants to make. I have a plan for the cotton rectangles, but I don't know the pattern or block name so you will just have to wait and see on that one.

Whew! I'm tired just typing about all that cutting!


Mama Pea said...

Wow! That's a lot of cutting. Good idea to take the scraps to your guild meeting! I love your reference to the secret agents. That's great. Glad to have you back. I missed you last week!

Barb said...

wow....that is just awesome, the worst part is cutting....