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.
Oh my word, what a busy gal you are. These are going to be great, love your fabrics.
What die are you using to cut the flying geese?
Was the shipping from AUS expensive for getting the die? Did you order more than one die?
I tried using some other dies (Crafter’s Edge) in my Go Electric and I wasn’t very happy with them. They didn’t cut well, definitely not more than 2 layers.
Anyway, just wondering about more information about alternate dies.
I’ll be interested to hear how the geese go for you. I haven’t tried mine yet. I really like your design. Hope it goes well!
I love the rich colors in your hourglass quilt!
SEW glad to see that you are already working on a quilt project (or two!!)
The hourglass blocks look wonderful. I imagine the Go allows you to work for efficiently.
So happy that sewing has begun. Hope you have lots of fun.
Yay! It must be good to be sewing again!
Looking forward to seeing your projects grow!