I'm still really proud of the cutting. I learned a lot about how to do this... And a really nice lady from the local scrapbooking store lent me a big metal straight edge for a guide. It was so much easier!
I'm very technical when it comes to these kind of things, so after using my fingers and toes, I had to get the calculator out to make sure a few times before I started the cutting. I was sooooo afraid of making a mistake on this beautiful fabric!
I used a self-healing mat that I had in my scarpbook supplies (I had NEVER used it!). It worked great. I drew all over it with dry erase marker.
Look how straight those babies are! Yep! Proud moments of a first time quilter right there...
Laying it all out, things are starting to get real!
Yesterday I started cutting the printed blocks. My oldest son helped. He's getting really excited about this. He helped measure and stack the cut blocks. We got about half way through before I had to get ready for work last night... and he's been asking today since I got up when we can finish them! Hopefully this evening we can get them finished so I can catch up on this week's piecing the quilt.
Here's the link to week 2 :) Happy Quilt-Along!