Monday, October 14, 2013

A Cutting Weekend

First off, I wan't to say a huge Thank You for all of your sweet comments on my Playing The Scales quilt and tutorial.  You all sure know how to make a girls day!!

These last few day's have been filled with a whole lot of cutting.  I just love the cutting part of making a quilt.  I think it's because when I am cutting I am starting a new project and starting a new project means I am playing with all new fabrics and colors.  And you know the anticipation you get when you start a new project and you just can't wait to see how it will all come out.  Oh ya, good times :)

Remember this beautiful stack for my daughter's new bedspread . . .


Well, lots of cutting and even some trimming later, it is starting to turn into blocks.  So exciting, I promise to show more in day's to come, but everyone loves a good pile of trim, right :)  (And yes, the trimming is what is making my wrist sore, just got to push through that stage :)  


And my second cutting project I was so excited for!!!  You remember my Blogger's Choice Bundle for the Fat Quarter Shop??  Well, it's available!!!  So exciting!!!  I got my bundle this weekend and after some squealing and jumping up and down over how pretty the bundle was, I was off to the  cutting mat!! 


A few hours later I had a pile of scraps and a smile on my face ;)  More on this quilt to come too . . . think tutorial :)


So that is what I was doing this weekend??  How about you??  What were you working on??





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17 comments:

  1. I made another weighted blanket and a little more progress on my Star Surround that i got super behind on, LOL. Those are great fabrics!

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  2. I quilted 4 1/2 quilts and put the binding on 4 of them. Such a productive weekend!

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  3. I sewed together 8-in half square triangles into 9 big pinwheel blocks and made a throw quilt. I used 9 different black prints with Kona Ash to achieve Oakland Raiders colors. Still weighing my options on the border.

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  4. Even better than seeing your name in lights! So beautiful!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful bundle. My daughters favorite colors!

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  6. I should send my cutting to you. I hate that part. consider it the necessary evil in quilting. I can't wait to see what you create with all your cutting though.

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  7. No sewing for me this weekend. It was off to Band Competition my son is in. Then had to recover from it yesterday. I did get some quilting done on my granddaughters quilt this morning. I can't wait either to see what you make.

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  8. I started a Star of the West quilt and finished a Happy Jack in Plaids Bite Sized Quilt. It is a 12" square quilt with an appliqué pumpkin on it. There is batting behind the pumpkin and I layered some buttons for his eyes. It was a fun project! Looking forward to your new tutorial! :)

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  9. I didn't do any sewing (had to teach in Young Women's Sunday), but I did play with my new EQ 7 program and made a quilt pattern that I'm happy with. It's so fun!!! I also ordered your FQ bundle from the FQS today: love those colors!! And what pattern are you making for your little girl with those wonderful pink and greens: can you give us a peek at the plans for that? Have a great day!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  10. Your selection of FQs is the same colorway as this quilt:

    http://www.myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/2013/10/discovering-dawn.html

    Myra~
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  11. I am working on a tumbling charms quilt for Project Linus that is 30's prints paired with a creamy beige tone on tone floral. The fabrics were donated all cut and ready to go even in numbered rows. It is really pretty fabric and fun to sew together. I have added some of my 30's prints to go with it since I wanted it a bit bigger. I am looking forward to laying it out. So glad you shared that tutorial the other day. Looks like a fun quilt to make too. K-

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  12. Took my sewing machine in for it's annual servicing. Love my new Janome 8900!

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  13. I made a table runner: http://wannabequilter.com/2013/10/14/table-runner-sweetwater-label-crew/
    Great colors for a little girl quilt, BTW!

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  14. Your color choices are right up my alley....and the cuttings are beautiful, don't throw them away, you need to find something to do with them....(big smile)

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  15. I made a little progress on the Flats dolls I am working on for my kids!

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  16. I'd be smiling with your Blogger's choice fabrics too. Having way too much fun with you new projects, Melissa! I'm working on more projects that I don't want to turn into UFO's the end of the year. I need more in my To Be Quilted List so I can practice my FMQ too.

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  17. Lots of prettiness happening there!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa