I cut these using the nested dies for my Accuquilt studio cutter. There are also dies for the GO! Cutter that can be used for this quilt. They call these Bulls Eye dies. When you buy a set, you get nested dies like this:
And a set of “blanks” like this.
You use the die you want and fill in with blanks to support the fabric.
I’ve shared this antique top before. It was a gift from my bloggy friend, Diane.
This is one of the most gorgeous old tops that I’ve ever seen. Isn’t that border amazing? And the fabrics! I wish every one if them was being reproduced. Sigh…..
This top is pretty fragile. You can see in the photo below just how fragile. there are quite a few fabrics like this.
It’s a great piece for study. But I can’t help wondering if it could be finished somehow.
I want to at least display it.
It would take a lot of work to repair this. Many fabrics would need to be replaced. Maybe I could take out the worst blocks and make a smaller version. I have more pondering to do here. I plan to leave this out where I can see it, for now.
While preparing to head west, I began thinking of how I might improve my Arizona sewing room. I had Daughter #2 take these photos so I could see how I left it.
It’s a real hodgepodge! I’m trying to decide how I can make it work better for me.
The messy look of my storage is bothering me.
Hmmmm…..lots to think about here. Want to help? I need ideas!
So if you have an old or new post with photos of your sewing room, organizational ideas, etc, link up below so we can all visit and share ideas. The link up will be open for one week. And to say thank you for sharing, I will draw one link for a giveaway prize! I’ll start the ball rolling by linking up an old post from my Michigan sewing room.