Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cutting and more Cutting

So remember how I posted about all of the fun Quilt-Alongs I have coming my way . . . We'll between going here and there to teach this month (more on that soon) I have been trying to squeeze in some cutting so I will be ready for all of these to start :)

I mentioned earlier that I decided for the Splendid Sampler to do monochromatic blocks in a rainbow layout.  The fun thing about that is I can just pull open the appropriate color drawer for each new block and cut as I go ;) I love having my scraps sorted by color, this rainbow just makes me smile :)

For the All In A Row "Row Along" I finally managed to narrow my row choices down to 6 and then cut some additional pieces for the border prints.  I have all my pieces cut and am ready to start Rowing Along ;)    I am so excited to be making a Christmas Quilt using Winterberry by  Kate and Birdie for Moda.  I have had a Fat Eighth stashed away for a while now and it is going to be just perfect for this festive row quilt!!!

For the Bloom Sew Along, I decided to do something a little different and am using this fun new line called Dot and Dash by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake.  I am making 3 blocks for my "guest blogging day" and have them all cut out.  I can't wait to see this one come together.  So fun!!!

And finally, I started getting all of the print fabrics cut for my Crossroads Quilt Along.  Aren't those colors just gorgeous!!!  I love the soft tones of Fig Tree Quilts!!  I still have to cut the red chain block pieces, and then the background instructions are sent with each block.  But I feel like I have a really good start ;)

So that is what I have been up to . . . how about you??  Any marathon cutting sessions as of late getting ready for new 2016 projects ;)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Your scrap bins are so pretty! They look great just sitting there, and they make it convenient to find the fabric you need. There are a lot of wonderful sewalongs going this year. I still haven't decided which ones I will be following.

  2. I'm working on some small projects while I wait for some batting to arrive. I made a little iron carrying caddy yesterday and today it is a purse using Purebred. Your quilt plans look lovely. The Crossroads with Fig Tree might be my favorite :-)

  3. I am starting Fat Quarters Snapshots quilt..... would love to do the Crossroads but.....better do one at a time.

  4. I am starting Fat Quarters Snapshots quilt..... would love to do the Crossroads but.....better do one at a time.

  5. First I need to finish my Farmer's Wife quilt (just 9 more blocks!) and then I start to think about new project (okay, I'm already thinking about them but so far I'm well behaved and didn't start a new one).

  6. I have so many long term Projects in the works. I'm in the resisting mode. I have the All in a Row book. I also printed the Bloom pattern. It's going to be so striking in B & W. Love your Rainbow drawers. I need to rearrange mine.

  7. I like your scrap bins. I may have to repurpose one of my Expidit shelve for a rainbow of scraps.

  8. Finished marathon cutting for Scrap Dance Tango, now working on the HSTs for the first step. Your rainbow scraps look great!

  9. Wow that IS a really great start Melissa... you'll be off and running, er sewing, in no time flat when you get back.
    Have a great time with your students and classes!

  10. I used the Fig Tree fabric recently and found the aqua checked fabric to NOT be color fast. If that's one of the fabrics in your crossroads quilt, I would definitely test it before starching or washing the fabric.

  11. I admire you for your organization! I have so many projects in various stages from pattern only to almost finished, I can't even remember half of them! Too many for my small space, that's for sure.


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