Today I am posting 2 WWs since I am behind one. This will bring me up to date with 5 more to go. I chose to make 54 blocks, even though I committed to weekly or 52, but 52 isn't divisible by much. So I chose to make 54, so I can make my 2012 wall hanging with a configuration of 9 across and 6 down. It's hard to believe that I have made 49 blocks already. Time does fly.
The block this week is about MY NEW TOY!!
It's hard to tell from the block, but it is supposed depict a bunch of 2 1/12" strips.
And the significance?
A couple of weeks ago I went to my friend Betty's house. I actually invited myself. I wanted to try one of the Accuquilt cutters. She has the Studio model, which is the Papa bear of the trio. If you follow my blog, you know that I am a blue and white fabric lover. I have so much of it that I keep the smaller pieces in a clear garbage bag.
I brought this bag to Betty's house. In 2 hours, including us talking, all of that fabric was cut up!
Most of it into 2 1/2" strips
A bit of it into half square triangles
and another bit of it into pieces that when sewn together makes a 5" block.
In less than 2 hours!!
My husband wants to know how many quilts it will make. I don't know!
But I will pack it all to bring to Key West with me. I think it will keep me busy for a while.
There are a lot of quilts that can be made with 2 1/2" strips :)
I had a very busy and productive year and worked very hard, so I decided to treat myself to my own Studio Cutter. I gave up my desk, that is really only home to piles of papers.
I have not registered it yet, because they want you to name it.
So I made my WW with scrap strips.
I ironed a piece of freezer paper to the back of the fabric to stabilize it.
I wrote on it with these markers. The marker didn't bleed at all, but check out the label - washable.
To keep the strips in place, I put a piece of white tuille on top of everything and quilted a grid.
My second block was based on my visit to court a few weeks ago.
I really wasn't arrested. I went to court because of a traffic accident that I was involved in.
I was very nervous that I would have to talk to the judge.
It turns out all I had to do was say "yes".
But my DH and I joked about how I would look in an orange jumpsuit.
I asked him to bring me a coconut cake without a file.
It turns out everything was fine and I am off the hook.