Monday, February 27, 2012

Using my Go cutter and finishing a Rainbow Scrap monthly challenge.

I came home Friday and started cutting 5" squares with my new Go 5" die.  I got it last week as I thought it would help get some scraps under control.  Well, I was right.  I got a whole box of scraps cut in less than 2 hours. I've had these scraps for a few years and I've been cutting 5" squares a little at a time.  I finally broke down and bought the die and got the whole thing cut.  My stack of 5" squares ended up being 11" worth of fabric. I can't tell you how many there are but it is alot.  I cut the 6" squares too but didn't have a die for them.  It took about 30 minutes to cut the small stack of 6" squares and less than an hour and a half to cut the big stack of 5" squares.  I know it was definitely a time saver and I just love my Go...
I planned on sewing all night and cutting more but the family decided otherwise.  We went to dinner and it was too late to play when I got back home.   I was going to sew on Saturday and more family things were going on too....I was finally able to sew a little on Saturday night and sewed up this little  tree placemat. It was fun to make and I guess I'm just stuck on trees lately.  I guess I'm ready for spring but these look like Christmas trees to me.  I used green scraps for these and quilted this little mat yesterday and finished binding it tonight.   I'm still doing the Rainbow scrap challenge and this was one of the things I wanted to make for the month.  I am going to make a placemat every month. I'm not sure if I'll do it with a holiday theme, it's just whatever strikes my fancy at the time....Anyway, here's the little placemat all finished...I made this with strings or strips and just drew a tree shape and made the blocks according to the tree size.  Like I said, I'm kinda stuck on trees right now.

I also made two maple leaf blocks yesterday afternoon. These will be given to my small quilt group for our church quilt.  Everyone in my group is making a square or two in autumn colors.  The squares will be put together and a quilt made for the church we meet at.  This is one of the things we do just to say thank you to the church for letting us hold our meetings there.   They sell chances on the quilt to their members and one of the church members wins the quilt.  It's a win, win situation. We enjoy doing it and the church likes it too...

Tomorrow is Tatting Tuesday and we are decorating shuttles.  How fun will that be?!  Til next time, happy sewing! Linda


Miss 376 said...

Lovely placemat, who gets to use this one?

Jackie said...

Wow - you got a lot done! Isn't the Go cutter great!! The placemat is cute - what is next?

Mary said...

You sure did get a lot of 5 inch squares done. Wow!! Good Job.

Deborah said...

Wow, you are busy! That's a good idea to make a placemat each month. What are the dimensions of the placemat?

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