Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday's Wanderings #48 My New Toy & #49 WHEW!

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.
Any ideas?

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.


  1. Great blocks, love the hand cuffs.
    How about Chompy?

  2. You could name your cutter Wiz...short for wizard. It sure cut those strips in a wiz! Carrie

  3. I have the go and it is so nice to have something cut up blocks and things to save me time on pieced quilts.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  4. I think you should call your new cutter "Geschwind" OR "Geschwindigkeit" because you clearly are so swift and speedy at cutting with its help. Cut like the wind!

  5. I think you should call your new cutter "Geschwind" or "Geschwindigkeit" because you clearly are cutting so swiftly now. Cutting like the WIND!

  6. You are so funny! Hand cuffs and all? Love the block. Can't wait to see all the new quilts resulting from your new toy.

  7. Cheryl, I believe this is the first time I've ever seen quilted handcuffs. (Full of hands, yet!) It's certainly the first time I've ever typed the phrase "quilted handcuffs". And they're so well done! You might start a new craze....I can just imagine Sunbonnet Sue, after her traffic accident, wearing....oh, never mind! Have a great Thanksgiving!


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