Tokyo Subway Map QAL – Week 1 Pink, red and orange lines

Nina With Freckles - Tokyo Subway Map Quilt-Along - Pink red orange lines 2015-08-31

Tokyo Subway Map QAL - Button 2015-08-05 500pxWelcome to Week 1 (31.8.-6.9.2015) of Tokyo Subway Map QAL! The pattern used is Tokyo Subway Map Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman and you can find our schedule in this blog post.

The announcement post here, where there’s also a graphic I made that you may use in your blog posts and as a button, too. I will add a link to each blog post to a gallery page to be found here, and every Monday I’ll update it with the newest post. Also, the little button will be found at the beginning of each weekly blog post for quick access to the gallery page, just like the one next to this paragraph.

Feel free to post your progress photos on Instagram, where there’s already an established hashtag for the quilt pattern, #TokyoSubwayMapQuilt, so that others can find you and cheer you on!

I won’t post details about the pattern, because they aren’t mine to share (copyright and all that), but what anyone can see, when looking at a photograph of the quilt in social media, is for instance the number of squares of a particular colour, so those I will post for convenience and also as a way to double-check your reading.

Cutting the lines of week 1:

  • Pink:
    • Prints: 47
    • Solids: 7
  • Red:
    • Prints: 71
    • Solids: 11
  • Orange:
    • Prints: 54
    • Solids: 9

In case you’re wondering about the minigrip bags with postcards, I wrote about my system of organising the cut scraps ages ago. It’s nifty if you can’t cut all pieces at once, but have to do something else in between. With the help of the scribbled notes, you’ll know exactly how many more squares you will have to cut still, once you return to the mat.

By the way, I’ll be cutting with you, because from that blog post you might be able to deduct that this quilt-along is happening also for selfish reasons, not just out of doing something for the greater good. I wasn’t able to decrease the 1544 number, but this autumn is Tokyo time, so let’s begin!

Perhaps you want to batch up the weekly tasks somehow? Locating all scraps of correct colours, possibly pressing in preparation of cutting, and then cutting might be done on separate days.

Share your thoughts and ask questions in the comments, I love those! Please do remember to use the hashtag #TokyoSubwayMapQuilt if you’re on Instagram!

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