I know, I know, I have plenty of projects I should be working on without starting another! But I got an idea when this book showed up at the library.
Specifically, this quilt:
Bonnie Hunter, from Quiltville fame, gives great directions for making this quilt, but I wanted to see if I could adjust the pattern a bit to use my die cutter and dies. Once, I got the idea, I had to see if it would work! I used a small rectangle die, a quarter square triangle die, a small square die and a large square die. I had originally planned to show you the dies I used with exact sizes, but that didn’t seem at all fair to Bonnie. So please do not ask me for specifics! I am not trying to give away her pattern secrets. Go to your local library and check out the book or buy a copy for yourself. Being a librarian, I did a little of both and bought this for my library!
In her book, Bonnie has a very clever method of cutting the odd shaped bits to size. But I decided to try another way first. I sewed all my bits together like a 9 patch.
Then I placed my block on top of my larger square die and ran it through. It worked perfectly to square it all up!
And now I have six! I will set this aside for now as I won’t be taking my scrap bins to Arizona. But I will definitely come back to this at some point.