I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
I know you have been waiting with baited breath to see what else I have been up to or when I would get around to posting about it. Well, you need wait no longer.
I now have 12 Scrappy Trips Around the World blocks made. I put them on the design wall to see if they would be big enough to border for a charity quilt. Nope, not liking it that small. Apparently I came to this decision a while back also because when I looked in the tray that was holding the strips I had pulled for this project I found that I had already paired 8 more sets. I guess I'll be making a total of 20 blocks or this one.
I cut some more 2 1/2" strips on my Accu Quilt Studio Cutter. These will be going into some charity quilt kits. I may make one top from them.
I have been pulling some fabrics to use with this die. I outlined the cutting blades with a silver marker. It really helps when placing your fabrics down to cut.
Here are some of the fabric combos I have come up with so far for the Blazing Star.
I did iron out the wrinkles after I took the photos. Now I just need to cut some strips from the fat quarters and yardage and I'll be ready to run them through the cutter. I decided to use batiks so the the right/wrong side of the pieces want be an issue in this very directional pattern. Of course the danger in doing this is getting the position of the lights and darks reversed in some of the blocks. I haven't decided how big it will be or if I will be putting sashing between the blocks.
So that's a little of what's going on in the studio. I've also fired up the longarm and am making progress on a quilt there. I'll share that when it's done.
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