Ha ha !!! We are having a Quilt of Valor sew day on Sunday. Most of the time I have a ton of quilts to bind, but alas - I have only quilted 2 Quilts of Valor this month. This is actually a good sign, as it means I have been a little busier with customer quilts.... which means my kids can eat more (giggle)
So I thought I would demonstrate this block at our sew day:
And then I thought - well that didn't take to long to make. We are industrious sew'ers, I bet we could sew enough for a few tops. If we are going to sew that much, I had better have a lot cut right? So I cut - a lot - today.
Confession time: This summer I bought an AccuQuilt Go cutter. The boys loved it right away, and two of them used it to cut their fair quilts. I was a little slower to convert. It caused my brain to have to think a little differently, and there was not enough chocolate to help that process.
My thought processes are finally catching up. I cut the majority of the fabrics for the flag block with it!!! Yay Me, and it was awesome. I used the 1 1/2 strip cutter and the 3 1/2 inch strip cutter. Now I need the 2 inch strip cutter! I loved it. I am sure it saved me a bunch of time. plus it allowed me to use a lot of my scraps.
I filled this bucket with strips from the accuquilt. Then subcut them with my rotary cutter into the lengths I needed. I cut enough for 70 blocks.... shew!!!
For one 9 inch block you need:
1 - 3 1/2 by 4 inch Blue Square
2 - 1 1/2 by 9 inch Red Strips
2 - 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch Red Strips
2 - 1 1/2 by 9 inch White Strips
1 - 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch White Strip
1 - 2 inch by 9 inch White Strip ( this is the very bottom strip)
If you would like to send me some blocks - email me for my address, and I would be glad to put them into a Quilt of Valor.
I have no clue if you can click on my drawings to see the doodles and notes I made to make enough blocks for a whole quilt - but it is here if it works?
Last week - Work on Betty Quilt - Yes, about 15 minutes a day.
Quilt a Quilt of Valor -Yep - I actually got 2 done, but forgot to take the pictures. Come back tomorrow!!!!
Cut out a quilt for our QOV sew day - Total over achiever on this one - I have 3 total cut, and blocks for someone to put into a top!!!
This weeks goals:
1. Sew 15 minutes a day on Betty Quilt
2. Quilt one of my own quilts ( I have it prepped.......thats a start right)
Wow - I was wordy tonight... caffiene is awesome!!
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You are allowed to join in as well!!!