I came downstairs last night after Keith went to bed and started cutting some squares from scraps … our precut/block for our HeartStrings monthly challenge is triangles and I’d been debating whether I’d use fat quarters (quicker) or dig into the scraps. You know how quickly the scraps pile up and I’ve only worked on one scrap quilt so far this year so I knew I needed to use scraps.
I also knew that after not sewing a month, I wanted something quick and easy … not fussy to cut or sew. I chose hourglass blocks. One of my favorite dies is the 6 inch finished quarter square triangle die I bought from Blue Wren. It’s made in Australia but it works with my GO cutter.
The way it’s laid out on the die makes for a lot less fabric waste than the 6 inch Accuquilt die.
I’ve made some good progress already!
And since I like to cut at least 2 quilts when I’m digging in the scraps, I’ll follow this one with a flying geese variation of my Forest Bricks. I’ve never made geese using dies so hopefully I won’t run into any challenges.