Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow day, sew day!

Due to the storm that hit the Eastern seaboard today, I got to stay home.  Yay!  Snow day, sew day.  What to do with such a landfall of time?
Today I spent some time getting to know my Accuquilt Go!  When I decided I wanted this die-cutter, I knew I wanted the die for the tumbler.  This is the larger of the two dies, there is a smaller die for tumblers.  I know some people complain about the waste that is created with the die-cutters, but to that I say you just need to use those scraps.  After cutting my tumblers, I stitched the scraps together until I could cut another.  I repeated this process until I had bits too small to work into a single piece.
Overall, I love the effect this has given the quilt.  I couldn't find a backing in my stash that I really wanted to use with this quilt, so it will go on a shelf until I can find something appropriate.  Since I'm on a fabric diet, this quilt could be waiting for a while.



6 comments:

  1. What a clever use of your scraps! And then you still get to play with your cutter more! Bonus all the way around. Enjoy you sew day! We have the coldest temps today here... It is -30 Celsius or -22 Fahrenheit.

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  2. I like the way you used up your scraps and I need to add both of those dies to my collection! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Hope you enjoyed your snow day! Looks like you were productive!

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  4. Good for you, making use of that extra sew time!

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  5. great use of scraps-and looks good in the quilt too
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