Celtic Solstice, Clue #2 Cut!

Friday, December 6, 2013

My fabrics for clue #2 are all cut and ready for sewing. I used my Accuquilt 2 inch and
3-1/2 inch strip dies and had all 600 units cut in less than an hour. See the little bits of fabric trimmings leftover? It's not much at all and definitely worth having perfect squares and rectangles to work with. And, the best part, my hands won't be killing me tomorrow and the next day from cutting too much with a rotary cutter. I love my Accuquilt strip dies!

I used the 2 inch die to cut all the green, yellow, and neutral fabrics into 2 inch strips. The yellow and neutral fabrics then got subcut with the die into 2 inch blocks.

And the green 2 inch strips got fed through the Accuquilt on the 3-1/2 inch die to make the 2 x 3-1/2 inch blocks.

Here's the little bits from the ends of the fatquarters that hung off the end of the die. I re-fed them through the Accuquilt.

And these little yellows weren't quit big enough to feed through the die after the first
go-round so I simply used my rotary cutter and trimmed the ones that were bigger than 2 inches, which only about 8 were usable. The others went into the garbage pile.

And here's the first block for clue #2. Oops, do you see my mistake? The left-hand side neutral has the wrong side up. I should be using the backside of my neutral fabric. The front side seemed a little too dark beige and too busy on the front side and I really liked the back better anyway. I'm wondering how many mistakes like the one below I'm going to make in putting these blocks together? I'd better find my favorite seam ripper!

I had my second set of Euflexxa injections in my knees Wednesday and am still feeling achier than usual so I'm off to ice up my knees and wait for the weather to warm up a little bit before heading off to quilt in the garage. I need to make progress on that special customer quilt! Oh, and a trip to the grocery store is in order, too, as I'm making one of our favorite dinners tonight … tacos. Yum!


1 comment:

  1. I am not familiar with knee injections just the thought of it sounds painful, my guess is that this medication is to reduce pain from ? (something worse than the pain of a needle to the knee)
    Lucky for me my neutral Kona snow is correct right side up or wrong side up
    In the picture the difference is not that great .... of course if it bothers you it's worth changing but the rest of the world most likely could live with it


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