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New Scrappy Projects

By November 20, 2019March 31st, 2020Blog

You may remember at my last Quilty Hug Sew In we finished quilt a few tops.  That means I had several project boxes to fill.  So I spent a day with my Accuquilt Go Cutter and my scrap bins.  My first stack of scraps were the ones I showed in my YouTube video on how to pick fabrics for your next scrap quilt.  I used my 2 1/2″ strip die and cut all that pretty red and yellow fabric into strips.  Next I sub cut the strips into the pieces that would be needed to make this simple plus block

 For the next project box I found a bunch of green Christmas squares already cut.  So I pulled some red and black kona bought at the Fat Quarter Shop. Ran it through the Go Cutter with the 1 1/2″ strip cutter.  The red I sub cut into strips to fit the squares.  The black I turned the other way and made me a bunch of 1 1/2″ corner posts.

 My final bunch of scraps reminded me of the gunne sax dresses by Jessica Mcclintock my sisters and I used to wear in the 80’s.  What a great decade!  Loved the music!  Still do!  I cut these scraps with my 3 1/2″ square die from my 12″ cube set.  I’m thinking we’ll sew them into 9 patches with a dark red in the center of each.  Then cut them and make a disappearing nine patch.  Should make a pretty Quilty Hug.

Now my boxes are full and I’m ready for the next sew in.  Can’t believe it only took me one day.  Thank you Accuquilt!

3 Comments

  • Julierose says:

    I love that chunky cross–neat way to use that die…hugs, Julierose

  • Julie in WA says:

    You've taken me on a trip down memory lane…my favorite dress in high school was one my mom made from a Gunne Sax pattern. And who knew that when I got married in 1989 that I would wear a Jessica McClintock down the aisle! Yep, those were great fashion years!!!

  • chrisknits says:

    I am doing another 9 Patch, but this time the Madness from Missouri Star. It uses a HST in two corners to create a secondary design. After 2 Disappearing 9 patches I need to shake it up. LOL

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