Did you succeed with your to do list this past week? I'm calling mine successful. But you'll see below I really missed it. Here's last week's list:
Quilt one lap quilt Almost done, 2 rows more…
Continue working on 3 kid’s quilts✔️2 are tops the 3rd one is begun
Change water fabric on landscape quilt ✔️ done and it looks better
Keep making Snowball blocks. ✔️ I think I did 6 or 7 of them
And this coming week doesn't look a whole lot different but I'm hoping to finish all the quilts.
Make 1 more quilt
Finish quilting 3 quilts
Bind 4 quilts
Add pieces (steps, windows and roofs) to the landscape quilt
Pick next main project (I'm hoping I'm done with the 4 quilts I've been working so hard on.)
Do you use and AccuQuilt cutter? While I was starting to make the Happy Blocks for my 3 similar quilts, I read Mary Johnson's directions for the block.The strips for the frames are cut the larger size and then cut into 2.5" pieces. It was a lightbulb moment for me when I realized I could use my 2.5" strip die to cut the pieces.
First I cut the strips 9" wide. (Heck, I only had to cut 2.) Because it was a 24" ruler I used both of my 5 pound weights to hold the fabric as I cut 9" stripes.
And in just a few moments I had this collection of 9 x 2.5" pieces for my Happy Blocks. I was able to get 16 pieces from each strip. It was amazingly fast to cut 2 strips at 9" and then roll them through the cutter. The small pieces at the front was the only waste from the strips. Fast and frugal at the same time. I also use this die to cut my bindings.
I hope you can use this idea if you have an AccuQuilt cutter. I never thought to do this before but it's now in my bag of tricks and will save a lot of time.
This post will be linked with To Do Tuesday and Midweek Makers.
(I'll come back tomorrow to link up with these two blogs.) Go check them out to see what people are working on. I get way too many ideas from looking at blogs but there are so many wonderful ideas. I hope you do too!
Happy Quilting. Bonnie