I decided to do the Quilt Along over at Lily's Quilts. We are going to make jumbo Dresden plates - the finished block below measures 30x30. I decided to go whole hog and make the 9 block version.
At first I was planning on using my ancient collection of blues, that is until I pulled them out and discovered that I really didn't like half of them - too gray looking.
So I pulled out all of my odds and ends in rainbow colors. I have some pieces that were my friend's grandmother's, stuff I picked up on clearance at JoAnn's years ago and some newer American Jane fabrics from my stash. I went to the LQS and picked up some oranges, a green and some purples, to round it out. I love them!
Today I cut out all of the necessary wedges. I was nervous about this step. I think it is the first time I have cut out a non-square/triangle shape and it is just going to get worse with the outer sections. I obsessed over it enough that I came up with an even easier than the already easy way Lynne showed.
I printed two templates and taped them to the bottom of my 9.5 inch ruler.
One on each side of the ruler.
Then I just cut a 9 inch wide strip of fabric...
...and lined my templates up with the top and bottom of the fabric
and cut the left side of the wedge.
Then I slid the ruler over, lined up the top, bottom and left side
and cut the right side with my rotary cutter.
Voila! Easy as pie.
I turned the ruler over and kept on cutting.
This is going to be a delicious quilt!