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