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Strawberry Hill Quilt – June Wrap Up

The month of June seems to have just flown by!  The step-by-step tutorials for the next 6 blocks have been added to the Sewalong Page.

Block 7 – June 8
Block 8 – June 10
Block 9 – June 16
Block 10 -June 21
Block 11 – June 22
Block 12 – June 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month’s blocks feature some new shapes to work with, some great fussy cutting options and an intricate block made up of 31 pieces.

I hope you are enjoying each new block and the new skills you are building with each piece you stitch.

Remember, this is not a race.¬† It’s not too late to begin this project. Sit back, relax and enjoy the mindfulness of hand stitching.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group and post photos of your progress.

Happy Stitching,

Theresa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you Accuquilt?

Have you used an Accuquilt Go Cutter?† I have to admit, I love using mine.† The speed and accuracy of the cut pieces is just so much better than I can do with a rotary cutter.†† I have a ‘come and Try’ workshop this Thursday, so I thought I should get a sample organized.† I have owned the Kite die cutter for some time and today was the day for it to shine!

kite quilt 1

It’s a simple block, just a kite shape with a triangle stitched to each side to create a 4″ square.† Four of these are joined together to make a star. Traditionally, the kite is cut from a print fabric and the triangles from a plain or tone-on-tone fabric.

 

But of course, I had to make mine a little different!† I have been collecting (okay, hoarding) a little stash of 1930’s style reproduction prints and waiting for just the right project.† Well, I have decided that this is THE right project – with a difference, of course.

I have cut the kites from a white fabric and cut the triangles from a variety of cheery 1930’s prints.† It was so quick to layer the fabrics (4 at a time) and simply turn the handle to let the cutting die accurately cut the required shapes.† In just 30 minutes, I had a enough fabric cut to complete almost kite quilt 3100 small squares.

 

So the next step for me is lots and lots of chain piecing!† Lucky for me I have a day off tomorrow!

Check in again soon to watch this project grow.† Don’t forget to follow Sewn Together on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on all the new projects.

 

Happy Sewing,

Theresa† x