Cutting fabric is my least favorite step in the quilt making process. To help me feel a little more enthusiastic about getting started with the Board & Batten quilt along, I treated myself to a new OLFA blade on my rotary cutter. I know I should change my blade out a lot more frequently; this really did go a lot smoother because I changed my blade!
Because I know that the first thing we are going to be doing is making some half-square triangles (HSTs), I went ahead and prepped all of my squares to be ready for the next step in the quilt along as I was cutting the fabric. I opted to mark the wrong side of my print fabrics because my chosen background (Kona Cotton Purple) is so dark.
I know that one of the reasons I don’t like cutting fabric is that it is something that I need to do in a pretty distraction free environment. No podcast listening and usually no music on in the background. If my attention wanders for a moment, I tend to make pretty big cutting mistakes that make me sad. But who could be too sad working with such a beautiful, vibrant rainbow??
So hooray! I can celebrate that my least favorite step is complete and I’m prepared for the sewing fun to begin. 🙂