QUICKLY! I love my Accuquilt Studio. When you are a scrappy quilter like I am --- I go through tons and tons of a huge variety of neutrals and background pieces…I like them super scrappy –and the studio makes it so I can tackle entire fat quarters in a single crank in the size I need.
I cut my hexagons from 2-1/2” strips…very little waste (No, I am not buying a hexagon die for that reason) and I found this morning that my 2-1/2” neutrals are sorely lacking in the kinds of fabrics I want for this hexie project….
At this point I head to the Fat Quarters and see what I can thin down ---
How do you know that your Fat Quarters need thinning??
Uhhuh! The year 2000 on the selvage!
Now fabric really doesn’t have an expiration date for me..and there are some I love just as much now as I did 13 years ago…but I liked the color and texture of this one…and the others I pulled with it….
I laid them out on the die, covered it with the plastic sheet and cranked them through!
I’ve got a great selection now to cut my hexagons from…
and a handful of strings to add to the neutral string bucket!
My baggie of strips is ready to travel!
And yes, there is room in here…barely!
And a bit of room back here too!
The only thing missing is my own suitcase..which I need to run pack and hit the road! Next Stop ---Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania!
I also have a special post this afternoon you will want to come back for! I’m a featured blogger on the My Stars Blog! My Stars is a new book division of Kansas City Star Books ---with focus on fresh, modern quilting! Me? A Modern Quilter? I didn’t think so --- but I will post the link to my article around noon and you can read it and see for yourself.
Yes, that means I’ll be blogging from the car on the road during my lunch…..love the travelin’ life!
On the road again ---