- Fat Quarters to be cut into 3″ squares (white neutral not shown)
- Random 8″ Nine Patch Blocks from 3″ squares
- 4″ Squares from quartering 8″ Nine Patch Blocks
- Random assembly of Sixty-four 4″ squares.
I am in the middle of a new quilt that I can’t wait to finish. Normally I dread cutting pieces when I know I have a lot to do. However, I found a new love and I’m bursting at the seams to share it with you. It is the Stripology Ruler from Creative Grid. To truly appreciate it’s power you need to watch their video http://www.creativegridsusa.com/products/CGRGE1 . I am not kidding when I say I cut 2,000 3″ squares (precisely, mind you) in couple hours. Check it out!
What to do with the scraps I have. The ones I loved when they were fat quarters or yardage. After finishing a project, I know I shouldn’t throw the scraps away. Pretty soon I have too many to ignore. Today I started a January Project. Sew MY Stash of Scraps. I finished yellow, green, and aqua. I do not feel guilty getting rid of the scraps that are left from these blocks. I can say that I have used them more than once and I wasn’t wasteful. Maybe next January I will do the same with the scraps I collect this year. Stay tuned.
Seeing this quilt hanging at the International Quilt Festival made my eyes tear up. My heart even raced for a moment and then a beautiful calm filled me full. This quilt is the brain child of The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild. One member had an idea and presented it at a meeting. By the following meeting we were laying out the blocks that 28 members had made and contributed. And then at the next month’s meeting we were all standing in front of it in a state of amazement. It bonded us like no other project could. I’m still collecting my thoughts on why this has had such an impact on our guild, however, for now I can say that I know it has made us bold and confident in our voice as a guild.
One of the best Quilty moments this past year was experiencing quilt market for the first time. Working with Pink Door Fabrics gave me the opportunity. It was incredible to walk the isles and see so much inspiration and fun! I have a lot of photos to share but I think this is a good one to start the ball rolling. Follow these links for to see the shots I took: http://blog.pinkdoorfabrics.com/market-day-1/ http://blog.pinkdoorfabrics.com/market-day-3/