Jo's Tool Shed

June 6, 2011

Lots going on here lately.  Seems like there always is this time of year.  The girls' dance recital is this Saturday night.  I'm so excited!  It's so thrilling to see the results of all their hard work on stage.  They will be receiving a perfect attendance award too.  Frankly, I think the parents should get one too!  LOL!  Family will be in town this weekend too for the recital.  Usually, after the recital, things seem to slow down a bit.  I'm looking forward to that!

I've been continuing the trend of taking a little time each day to work on my own projects.  Even if it's just for a few minutes!  I've been wanting to make a quilt out of Jo Morton fabrics for a long time.  As soon as I found a pattern that I really wanted to make, I started collecting the fabric.  I recently just started working on the blocks.
I love the scrappy look already.  Does anyone recognize what quilt these blocks belong to?
"Tool Shed" from this book...
Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.  All the quilts in the book are constructed from 2 1/2" strips.  I purchased FQs and used the Shop's Sizzix Cutter to cut them all.  That went super fast, but then I needed to take all the strips and cut out 480 rectangles!!
That is a good job to do while watching a movie!  I'm using all the same background fabric, so mine isn't as scrappy as the one from the book that was made by the lovely Darlene.

I would say the one tool that has made the construction of these blocks go faster is the Angler 2.
If I wasn't using this, I would have to draw a diagonal line on the 240 background rectangles.  I love the Angler 2!!

I'll be working on this this little by little until the top is done.  I can't wait to quilt it!  You know there's going to be some feathers in that border!! :-)

25 comments:

  1. Love it - it is going to be wonderful!

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  2. What a fun quilt to make! And you are so right, the Angler makes it easy!

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  3. Love me some Jo Morton fabrics!
    Love me that quilt!
    Love me that book!

    Can you tell I had too much coffee? ;)

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  4. I love that block. When I looked closer I was surprised to see how it is made. I might be able to do that one. Guess I'll have to get that book. I love the scrappy look too.

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  5. I love the quilt in Jo Morton fabrics!! It is looking fantastic!

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  6. Hey I recognize that quilt!!! LOL Scrappy fun with Jo Morton fabrics - woohoo!!! It's looking wonderful and I'm really glad you're sewing for yourself.

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  7. I can't wait to see this quilt when its done! I love how it looks so far.

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  8. Thanks for the tip about the Angler 2. I have never seen that before. Love time saving tools!

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  9. That is a wonderful block and it will be a beautiful quilt.

    Debbie

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  10. I have a HST project I want to make and now I'm super interested in the angler. Why draw lines if you don't have to. I love Kim's book and you chose great fabrics for Tool Shed.

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  11. Love the colors of your blocks and I love the idea of feathers!

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  12. It's going to be wonderful!

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  13. Love those Jo fabrics for Tool Shed! Is that a quilt for Scott (wink)? How neat that the girls will get and award, and that your family makes it an event! The girls will always remember these good times!
    Cheers!

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  14. Your girls will be gorgeous in their dance recital :) So much fun!
    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! Love the fabrics you are using.
    I need to purchase the Angler.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Every quilt in that book looks like a winner.

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  16. Well I love Jo's fabrics and that book is just wonderful! I love all the quilts and it's so hard to choose. Can't wait to see this all finished and I'm sure you'll whip up some great quilting too!

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  17. I love it. The fabrics you're using are probably my favourites - I love all the Jo Morton designs.

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  18. What a unique block and I love the scrappy look , those fabrics are lovely .This will be a beautiful quilt !

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  19. "We" got perfect attendance awards too......I have to give some credit to hand sanitizer. That is going to be a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see it completed :-) Kim's book is great! The Angler 2 is a tool I've been wondering about. I'll have to get one since you think it works so well.

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  20. I love that quilt Linda. I keep saying no more books, but maybe I had better give that one a look...just in case.

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  21. I love the Angler...makes sewing so much easier. Your blocks are dynamite. That's going to be an awesome quilt!

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  22. What a cool block.
    I have the first angler and it is pretty handy.

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  23. I want to do that tool shed quilt too in repros!

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  24. I was just trying to catch up on your blog posts... I love your SBS quilt! And I also love what you have going on in today's post!

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  25. I have one of those but haven't used it for a while for some reason. Your blocks look great. I have that book and love it. Also the other one she has is great!

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