Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cutting Day

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I spent yesterday cutting away on my 2.5" strips. Here is what I started with:
May not look like much, but it was a lot. From left to right, the bins are holding bricks, short strips, and the last two are WOF strips with the last bin double-layered. Behind me as I took this picture is another table with more WOF strips. So I began cutting, and cutting, and cutting. I decided to piece a unit/block of each:

 Boxy Stars!

 Oklahoma Backroads!

 Nine Patch Split!
 Didn't make a sample of Strip Twist (3rd bin in first picture). When I got to the last bin, I saw lots of blue, so back to the patterns I went. I found
 My Blue Heaven!

and began to cut for that. When I stopped, I had this:

Three bins gone!! Again, doesn't look like much, but to the left are bins with 2.5" squares. All patterns are free from Bonnie Hunter at There is so much more to be cut. I am determined to get these kitted before leaving for a road trip next week. First stop will be Road to California. I'm thinking about buying these:

Rulers! From their web-site ( : "Bloc_Loc™ is a revolutionary new channel technology to allow you to accurately "square-up" a half square triangle block while eliminating slipping and ruler rock completely." Of course, if I would cut and sew accurately, these wouldn't be needed. But Bonnie Hunter I am not!

Meeting friends for lunch today, so may not get much cutting done. We shall see. Have a good day, everyone!

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  1. wow! lots of cutting, but you'll appreciate the hard work when you get it all kitted up.

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