Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Picture Piecing the Mill

Today I'm starting on The Old Grist Mill pattern by Cynthia England. I only have umpteen unfinished projects on the go, What better time to start something new!
The pattern comes with a master pattern and one printed on freezer paper. Of course I decided I wanted to make this a little larger so spent a couple of hours photocopying, rephotocopying, cutting, pasting etc etc (I never get how to lay out things when I want to enlarge them. I'll try dozens of prints, with cut off edges, before I get it straight in my head. By the next project, I've forgotten  how I did it.)
I selected the fabrics and made a fabric guide.
Yikes! There are a lot of pieces .
I cut apart the freezer paper pattern along the heavy lines first.
Then I cut the sections into individual  pieces. They are very small (and these are cut from the enlarged pattern!)
All pieces cut, packaged in ziplocs and LABELED!
Tomorrow the sewing begins!

Happy Stitching!


Myra said...

Oh my goodness what small pieces you will be working with here!! Wow!! I would be all thumbs!!!
I look forward to your progress with this! 8-)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I agree with Myra!! I can't wait to watch your quilt come to life!

canuckquilter said...

Wow, that looks challenging! It's going to be gorgeous though!