May 9, 2015

Cutting It Up

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For a few days this week I was without a sewing machine because I dropped the bobbin case and thought it was broken.  After I'd ordered one, I showed the part I thought was broken to my husband, and he suggested I unscrew the tension screw and see if there was anything hiding under there.  Wouldn't you know, there was a small fuzzy!  Mrs.Bernina is stitching again, even better than she has for awhile, so I'm thinking that fuzzy has been a long-term resident.  Fortunately the bobbin case was inexpensive, and now I have a spare!  Note to self:  ask Mr.Fixit first!

Instead of sewing, I've been cutting!  

I have scoured my stash for fabrics I love for the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along!  See the rainbow of goodness I found?!  My favorite fabrics of all are the bright blue on the top, which is a Flower Sugar print, and a red and white diagonal check from Holly Holderman.  Just love 'em.  There are lots of 30s reproduction fabrics that I've had for over 10 years.  I picked out only fabrics I like since I am keeping what I make during the Sew Along.  This will not be a hiding-ugly-fabric quilt!

For the Sew Along, we're using Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book.  I love it!  My plan is to make a 6" block every week and extras of the blocks I really like. The sampler quilt will be for the wall in my living room, and the other blocks will be for wall hangings, table runners, window valances, etc. for my kitchen, dining room, entryway, and living room which are pretty much all one room.  I will be using very little pink because the Mr. says "no pink"!

Next up I cut pieces for the Aiming for Accuracy II Quilt Along.  I'm making two quilts for this QAL; one with white and one with a black background since I couldn't decide which I liked better.  This quilt is nearly entirely from my Kona scrap stash.

Also cut this week were more blocks for the GRAVITY Quilt Along.  I like to cut ahead and then assemble them later.  It makes the block seem like less work to make.  I am really, really enjoying using the Jaybird templates.

All Craftsy classes are up to $20 off through May 11th!  I've learned quite a few helpful tips from Craftsy classes that have improved the accuracy of my piecing.  It's time to get that class that's been on your Wish List!  

Happy Cutting!

Linking to:
: WIP Wednesday : To-Do Tuesday : Fabric Frenzy Friday : Crazy Mom Quilts : BOMs Away :


Shannon said...

Loving those farm girl quilting fabrics! Those are colors I would pick out...little jealous here!

Linda said...

I love all the fabrics! :)

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...

Dropping by from To-Do Tuesday. I love your fabric pulls- such pretty colors!

Christine Slaughter said...

Thank you so much for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!!

Your blog post is full of yummy fabric goodness. Wow, so bright and colorful. That Vintage Farmgirl sew along looks like so much fun! I like how you're organizing your gravity quilt pieces too. Definitely making note of that! Have a wonderful week!

Marsha Cooper said...

At least you were able to get lots done.
All of my machines really need to be cleaned of lint.

Shannon said...

I love those fabrics you have for the Quilt Along with Lori Holt. I see that you have cut a lot of strips. What was your plan when cutting them and what sizes did you cut? I am curious because after making the first two blocks, both in the 6" and 12", I realize there will be a lot of cutting.

Sharon - IN said...

Hello, I hopped over from To-Do Tuesday link up.

Say! You can keep that extra bobbin case for bobbin work if you ever want to give it a try! Love all the fabrics you are working with!

Since I'm new to your blog, I read your bio and got a laugh out of it! I homeschooled 4 of my 5 straight through high school. The youngest, now a college sophomore, begged to go to public high school. So my homeschooling career ended 5 years ago, leaving more time for quilting. Actually, got a job at a quilt shop her freshman year of hs!

Dasha said...

Wow. That's some cutting you've done! I just love the 30s repro piles. I am being drawn to 30s repros these days, and actually don't have many/any in my stash. The last stack you cut are also appealling - lovely colour mix there.

Allison said...

Thanks for sharing all your cutting and preparations - I especially like the 30s prints. I've never joined a quilt along but your recommendations are making me curious to find out more! And I agree Craftsy classes are great!

Rosa said...

Delicious.Love them all.Happy sewing!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am doing the Farm Girl Vintage sew along too with the six inch blocks. But, tell Mr. a farm girl quilt MUST have some pink in it!

SewPsyched! said...

Oh my goodness! This is just going to be so cute!! I adore that blue print, too! I really love Lori Holt's work, and her pics of her home make me drool! :)