I prepped all of my 4 x 5 modern bee blocks.
OL so lets be truthful here, it was only sorta productive. That is if I over look the fact that I got distracted and played with cutting up the scraps for my 4 x 5 blocks into other usable sizes. Since I used my Accuquilt go cutter to cut the parallelograms there were lots of random scraps, mostly because I only cut to parallelograms with each 4 1/2 inch strip times the 4 prints for each of the 6 blocks I am making. Anyhow, from the small triangle scraps that were left over I was able to get some 3 1/2 inch triangle halves and a whole bunch of mini hexagons.
All I did was lay the triangles over the go die, in this case both the 3 1/2" triangle and the hexagon die, and wheel it through. Then out popped these nicely cut pieces. I like the cute little hexagons, they just make me happy. The best part was that I had some 3/4" hexagon papers hiding in my sewing room and the fit the smallest hexagon on my go die.
I have seen this pop up a few times on some of the blogs I read and decided to try it myself. It is from Bonnie Hunter, you can read all about it over here at her blog quiltville, But for a quick idea of what it is, is when you chain piece you start with a leader so your threads don't get tangled and one at the end so you are ready to sew next time. I have done this with junk scraps before, but instead of using a piece of fabric you plan on tossing, you use squares, that you can then use to make a quilt. I figured I might as well go for it so that I can do something my overwhelming scrap pile.
There you go that is all my progress for the week. I had hoped to get lots done this weekend, but instead I spent it cleaning, gardening, and helping my sister-in-law pick fabric for her wedding quilt that she asked me to make for her. Although all of that was productive too, I never got to the fun part of actually making any thing. At least I got some prep work done this week so I will be ready for my 4 day weekend coming up.
Oh yeah, by the way, this is post #298 for me and I am planning on having a giveaway as for my 300th post. I already know what I am giving away and it may be part of the reason I was extra distracted this week... I kept thinking about what my plan was and then I couldn't resist playing with some myself... now the big question is will what I got show up before my 300th post. If it doesn't that is ok, because I already purchased 2/3 of my giveaway from some LQSs.
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