July 27, 2015

My New Accuquilt Go! + My To-Do List Week of July 27th

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This weekend I became the oh-so-tickled owner of an Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter!  It has been on my Must-Get list for a long time, and now she's here!  The plan is to enlist my kids to cut fabric for me, and this will make accurate cuts and keep their fingers safe.  I think I'll name her Mrs.AQ!  I plan to put her to work this week on some of the following projects.

I've decided to begin writing down my plans for each week.  I don't know if it will continue or not, but here's this week's list!

First up is getting my sewing room back together.  For my birthday, my husband remade a kitchen cabinet into an ironing station for me!  My part of the project was stapling on the cover, and I finished that this weekend.  In order to move this into my sewing room, we had to move out the big beast of a desk which of course required emptying it and finding a place for all that stuff.  My new ironing station will store a lot of things, including Mrs.AQ and all her dies!  When it's all back in order, I'll post pictures of it for you - the whole room, too, since I've been promising them since January!

My most important sewing goal this week is to finish my GRAVITY quilt top and get it mailed off to the quilter.  I'm sending it to Christa of Cotton Berry Quilts in North Carolina.  I no longer have quilts custom quilted by others since I have Mrs.Singer, and I am over-the-top thrilled to have this beauty custom quilted!  Here is a peek at my completed color blocks.  Ha Ha!  You'll have to stop back on August 7th to see them in color!

Next up is fabric selection for the Lost Lake Quilt Along over at Quilting It Out. Busy Hands Quilts is a sponsor of this quilt along, and it would be great if you'd join!  It's a perfect project for which to buy an AccuQuilt!  I'm pretty sure I'm using reds and snow white.  I purchased a 3" finished HST die for this project.

Quilting It Out

Also this week and probably next, too, is fabric cutting for a custom order of a queen-size Postcard from Sweden quilt.  I am SO EXCITED to be making this quilt!  I was planning on making one for myself, but this order beat me to it!  It's another project for Mrs.AQ, and I purchased a 6" finished HST die for this project.  

Other projects for this week include:
  • Finish block diagrams and finish cutting blocks for upcoming Rosewood Lane pattern.  
  • Aiming for Accuracy QAL Lessons 8-10
  • Canning pickled beans (dilly beans).  We've a ton of green beans in the freezer already, so we've decided to pickle the rest of the harvest.


Linking to:
Monday MakingDesign Wall MondaysMain Crush MondaysBOMs AwayTo-Do TuesdayWIP WednesdayLet's Bee SocialNeedle and Thread Thursday


Debbie at The Quilt Journal said...

Love, love , love your colorful quilts!...you inspire me to use my accuquilt more!!

Unknown said...

Look forward to see your sewing room. I can not wait to see those beautiful quilts too. Have fun sewing them.

Gale Bulkley said...

I have half of Postcard from Sweden put together at the moment and am absolutely loving it. It's so bright and cheerful.

Shannon said...

I just finished laying out my postcard quilt. I want to send you a picture, but I have been gone today and am getting ready to leave again! Can't wait to see your sewing room and what your quilts are going to looks like. I think you need to add your new pattern to your list of things to do...one more thing!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Have fun with Mrs. AQ. Good luck with the new ironing table.

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing the black and white version of your gravity quilt. That's amazing. I'm hoping to get to do the Lost Lake QAL, too, but I have to cut mine by hand. =) That's a great bright project, Postcard from Sweden. What a week, including canning, too!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see your Gravity quilt finished! I would love to have one of my quilts professionally quilted one of these days. The Post Cards from Sweden quilt is so bright and fun I'm looking forward to seeing yours. I'm so glad to have you as a sponsor for the Lost Lake QAL and to have you join along as well.

Heidi said...

Black and white is fun to see, but you are such a tease!

Jasmine said...

Good luck with your goal list. I hope you'll share a picture of your ironing station. :) And your gravity quilt is looking awesome... even in black and white!

Pam Banis said...

HI! I found you through Christine's website www.stitchallthethings.com &
To-Do Tuesday link-up.
It will be great to follow along with all your projects! Cannot wait to see the sewing room!

amy said...

Be sure and let us know how you like your new Go cutter! Lucky girl!

Lynette said...

Hey! Finishing your Galaxy top already! Way to go. :D That one definitely fascinates me. And the vibrant colors in Postcards from Sweden sure do entice, don't they?

Christine Slaughter said...

Congrats on the Accuquilt cutter!! Woo hoo!!

Love the Gravity quilt top, even if it is in Black and White! LOL!! It's a quilt that is on my to-make list. I'll get to it eventually!

How exciting to have your own ironing station and storage for your cutter and dies. Very nice!

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your sewing room and your new ironing station! Congratulations on getting your AccuQuilt cutter. That is a great idea to get the kids involved and have them help to cut out the fabrics. Sounds like you are going to be busy and will be appreciating the help!

Mary Huey said...

I like seeing the "gray" photo -- gives me an idea?!?