Design wall 1/16/17 Dutchman’s puzzle blocks

We are having a row by row exchange next month at my guild and the theme is 1930’s prints. I decided not to procrastinate this time and get them done early. I still need to sew the 2 halves of the blocks together and then make 6 rows with 6 blocks in each of them. Good thing I started early on these. One down, 35 more to go……..👍🏻

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Theresa

Shortcuts

I’m always looking for shortcuts to speed things up. I cut out my lock in quilt and decided that on the rectangles that need to be cut in half diagonally, maybe I could use the accuquilt cutter on them……

I used the 5″ strip cutter and laid the rectangles on it, matching up the cutting lines with the corners of the triangles.

Wow! That was quick!

After I cut all the rectangles in half for that quilt, I decided that I could cut the flying geese units that I’m making for another quilt the same way.

I’m doing the no waste method on them and after finishing the first step, I was able to cut them apart quickly!


I love shortcuts!! It didn’t take much time at all to get them cut apart. Wish I could find a quick way to square them up!😳

Oh well……a few minutes saved is better than none!

Theresa

Design wall 1/2/17 string quilt

I didn’t get much sewing done the last couple of weeks with Christmas, but I managed to find enough time to get the blocks made, the rows sewn together and the sashings added. The top is now ready to add the borders. I originally thought about just adding some plain borders to it but now I’m thinking that a string border would look good on it. Hmm…… we’ll see. Anyway, it’s on my design wall today, waiting for borders. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa