DWMonday ~ Die Cutting

I spent some time just puttering in the sewing room recently and came up with a plan for these hour glass blocks. I drafted my quilt in EQ7 and found that I won’t need to make any more, but I did need to cut some squares to go along with them.  Now this project is  all kitted up and ready to go when I am.

I also cut a bunch of these squares and rectangles from my Civil War repro scraps.


These are the dies I used:

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I could cut for days and still not finish, but I did make some progress! I needed the 2  1/2 inch squares for my Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL project, but as long as I was cutting for that, I figured I might as well refill my 1 1/2 inch square container and cut some more rectangles for a future leader/ender project.


I was listening to this audio book while in the sewing room. It really helped to keep me at the scrapbusting job!

Dr. Pol lives in Michigan and not even very far away from me! I’ve never seen the TV show, but I did enjoy the book.

BTW, I didn’t actually realize it, but the Pets on Quilts link up that I shared yesterday is a contest. If you’d like to vote for the grand dog, Bambi, you can head over to Lily Pad Quilting and click “like” beside her picture. You can see her pics on yesterday’s post if you missed them. 

Have a great day!

Linking up with Em’s Scrap BagLove Laugh QuiltCooking Up QuiltsPatchwork Times

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to DWMonday ~ Die Cutting

  1. Looks like you have a great start on some nice projects!

  2. Deb says:

    The movie is interesting, you’ll have to sit down with some of your hand work to watch it. 🙂

  3. Vic in NH says:

    Loved seeing the Civil War selections and I marveled at the small size of the pieces!

  4. everything looks so beautiful – especially tidy in those great retro containers – thanks for sharing

  5. Bonnie in Va says:

    I had an hour or so of cutting up scraps last week. Unfortunately, it didn’t leave a dent in the scrap bag and I threw little odd ball pieces away. Sigh. I keep forgetting that I like to listen to books on CDs. Must hit the library or try borrowing one from Overdrive. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Emily Bailey says:

    Your little tins of pieces looks so nice. Hours of happy sewing ahead.

  7. Kate says:

    Cutting scraps is one of my least favorite activities, but it’s one that you are so glad you took the time to do when it’s time to sew.

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