March’s precut

EDIT – Stephanie corrected me … March’s precut doesn’t have to be in a bundle! I guess I saw fat quarters and moved right to my project using a bundle of them!

Loose FQs, big chunks, 1/8s, fabric club stuff, all is fair game for March.

I know it’s not March yet but my schedule is very hectic over the next few months so I’m working when I can … rather than starting a new project that won’t get finished before the end of the month, I’m starting my fat quarter quilt now … technically I shouldn’t even be piecing because I have unpacking and laundry to do, still lots of work on the taxes, and another trip on Thursday but since we came home early from St Martin, this counts as a free day to me! So I’m spending some quality time with Finn and doing a little sewing.

I wanted to use one of my dies along with the fat quarters so I chose my chisel die, I haven’t used it in quite a while so I paired it with the 3 inch finished HST die and started piecing. I wanted to put a few blocks up on the wall before deciding if I was going to mix up the fabrics in each block or stick with one … I’ve decided to go with just one fabric plus the background in each block … I’ll use 10 or 11 fat quarters for this quilt.


  1. Looks great, Mary! I’ve never heard of the chisel die . . . but then I don’t have a cutter either. I love the fabric and color combination your showing so far – it’s a winner. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Mary that Fat Stuff doesn’t have to be in a bundle (Bundles was January’s lucky draw). Loose FQs, big chunks, 1/8s, fabric club stuff, all is fair game for March. Too much fun!

  3. I love this pattern. I use so many of your quilt ideas for my Victoria Quilts donations. I think I will figure this one out and make one.

  4. This is a great block. I am anxious to see the end results. I am almost done with my Hunter Star quilt cut from the die. I just need to add borders. I love it and will definitely be making more. My granddaughter and I are also making pinwheels from a die. So easy!!I just love the Accuquilt!! And I was just reading this morning on Facebook that quilters should devote one hour a day to chores and the rest to sewing. Sounds like a good balance to me, now if I can only do that. I have my doubts…

  5. Love the pinwheel blocks! Made a quilt of pinwheels , and was fun to do . Right now I’m working on a Grandmother’s flower quilt. It’s paper piece. Enjoying the process. I’ve been working on an afghan and on one of the rappers for Caron Simply Soft there is an afghan I thought you might like to do. Just a thought!! Take care!

  6. I’ve been so behind reading your blog so am taking the time to go back to (gasp!) January and am reading forward. I happened to be working on a block much like this one but using an oversized square of light and dark and then making a bunch of triangles which then get cut apart, sewn together, cut and finally sewn together. I never thought of trying a chisel die. I’m pretty sure I have one with a matching triangle. So thanks for the great idea. Funny reading this after weeks of stay at home time…

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