During the holiday season of 2015 I worked the fabric department of Hobby Lobby. I loved it. I was in my element. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed teaching sewing. Or how much I had missed working with massive amounts of fabric & notions.
After the seasonal rush, I had time to play around in the fabric and dream. And design. And buy. I was in love with the coral and aqua line they carried from Brother Sister Design Studio, a division of Hobby Lobby.
The fabric sat around until January 2017 because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. Enter the Accuquilt cutter. I had purchased one the previous Thanksgiving during the
At my annual beach retreat I spent some time chain piecing. It was mindless work that allowed me a break from reality. However, 2017 was a very busy year for me and I did little quilting (as my blog shows).
My sewing had sat idle for too long. Once I got home, I was a whirling dervish and completed three, yes THREE, tops the week following retreat. I couldn’t believe it. To entertain you, here are Captain Marmalade and Pink Paws inspecting my work. As you can see, Pink Paws is singularly unimpressed. Slept through the whole thing.
Such pretty points! This quilt really stretched my piecing capabilites. You can see some pretty points in the quilted picture, too.
Spring in Texas comes with some magnificent blue skies and on the day I photographed this quilt, the sunlight was filtering through the trees creating this dapple effect. Since I hadn’t come up with another more creative name, I called this quilt Dappled Triangles.
As a side note, this quilt was my first time to use a pieced back. I had purchased far more yardage than I needed and I think it worked out nicely.
Do you have an Accuquilt cutter and some geometric dies? Have you used them? Don’t be trepidatious! Use them, learn from them, create something special.
Linking up with Cooking Up Quilts.