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!! 🙂