Monday, January 13, 2014

What I'm working on

I'm the cutting queen today. We'll actually I started cutting on Saturday. My local quilds quilt challenge this year is to make a quilt using 20 blocks or a block using 20 pieces in it. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary this May. I decided that I wanted to make a log cabin quilt with 20 pieces per block. I got my Accuquilt cutter out with the log cabin die & started cutting away. 
I haven't counted all of the pieces yet but I think I'll be cutting more. I'm not a fan of smaller quilts for our use. We (I mean me) like big quilts!!! So far I haven't gotten into the batik bins yet. All of those batiks were scraps that hadn't been put away yet. I've gotten into the black stash. That is the one pile that changes size so quickly. Since I'm a huge fan of blacks I use them & replace them all the time. 

I am also getting things ready to cut out a Double Wedding Ring quilt. I've always wanted to make one but I never wanted to cut the curved pieces. I did try once to cut curved pieces with a template & rotary cutter. I only cut out one set. My friend Joelyn is letting me borrow her Double Wedding Ring die. 
I'm excited & not to nervous about those curved seams anymore! The background will be black. I haven't decided what colors the melons will be. I really like the bright batiks but I saw Randi from use black with '30s scraps & it was gorgeous! I'll keep y'all posted. A few things need to be done before I can sew today. Hope y'all have a good day. The sun is shining here in the middle so the USA!!!! More later on,



  1. I can't wait to see your quilt. I am stuck in the middle of log cabin quilts too. I can't seem to stop making them.

  2. I love the idea of the anniversary number! Might steal it for our guild's next anniversary.