I spent nearly 8 hours on Saturday cutting out fabric for my floral Robson… and I’m still not finished! That’s on top of all the cutting I did the previous weekend. I’m starting to think that I may have overdone it will all the layers on this coat. So far I’ve finished cutting all the flannel interlining and the main fabric, in addition to most of the lining pieces. I still have to finish the lining, cut out all the interfacing, and cut the hair canvas that I got for the front facings/lapels. Will I ever be ready to start actually sewing this beast???
No pictures of the coat this week. Just imagine a heap of cut fabric. A large heap.
Because I needed a break after all that cutting, I whipped up a few quilt blocks. I’m using this free raspberry kiss pattern and the leftover scraps from my Aqueduct Quilt. These were so quick and fun compared to the hell of coat fabric cutting. Wait, did I say HELL? Isn’t sewing supposed to be FUN?? Let’s just say that cutting is not my favorite part of the sewing process!
Anyway… back to this little quilting diversion.
I think my blocks are getting better as I go along. The block above was one of my first, and you can see some puckering along the interior seams. Later, the blocks seemed to lie much flatter, as you can see below. Progress!
I have a bunch more blocks cut out and ready to sew, mostly blues and pinks to add to the mix.
For now though, my main focus is still on the Robson. I’m really looking forward to starting the sewing process, assuming I ever make it thorough the abyss of cutting. Oh cutting, why do you torment me so??
Hope you’re all having a good week!