It was a busy day yesterday hopping from one thing to the next – a high of 95 degrees kept me inside other than an early afternoon break to get some exercise in the A/C controlled building that the fitness center is in that I go to.
I worked on the bricks early yesterday, got a bunch of the white cut and then chained pieced which goes very quickly. No I am not using the AccuQuilt cutter for this – I do not have a strip cutter – I really need to get the 2.5 inch one at least as that is the size I use the most I do believe. But really cutting strips with the rotary cutter goes quickly and the same size strips works for the white too just cut them in smaller pieces. I quickly saw as I went through my bolts of neutrals on the shelf that I had plenty of the white that I used for the Postage Stamp quilt left over. This is about 150 sets here – now to press and set aside and work on more – if I make a queen size I think I need about 560 sets or so – I will measure as I go and make sure I know how many so I do not cut too many. This part goes quickly – it will be the putting together rows that will make the work slow down. I’ll have to come up with a name as I get some up on the design wall.
Handful of Scraps grew a little bit – Melanie was over last night for supper and we were watching tv while we stitched so I got some more neutrals added.
I finished this edge of the row on Wagon’s West on Wednesday night and rolled it down and started on the next area.
Craftsy is having a Christmas in July Sale!!!! And that means it’s time to start thinking about all the incredible handmade gifts you’re going to give come December. So to make things a little easier, up to 60% off kits and supplies. Get everything you need to make something that’s for the holidays and from the heart. Sale starts today and goes through Sunday night the 24th! I noticed that the Fossil Fern fabric is now on clearance I wasn’t sure if that meant they were totally discontinuing so I asked and was told they are clearing it out – if you want to stock up on Fossil Ferns now will be a good time to do it. I am so glad I have already purchased all I needed to finish up my quilt The Final Frontier and have the backing fabric to match up with it or I would be searching.
The AccuQuilt sale continues through to the end of the month.