DWMonday ~ A New Project

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.

Have a great day!
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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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17 Responses to DWMonday ~ A New Project

  1. beth shibley says:

    Wow! Your library is on top of things! Those blocks are great!

  2. Bonnie in Va says:

    Congrats on figuring the block out with dies for your go. Clever girl. I need to drag out Easy Street and make the borders or, just skip them. I don’t see it happening all that soon though. And we all know Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Time to think of her mystery quilt.

  3. Kate says:

    A very fun scrappy set of blocks.

  4. Great blocks. Not sure how the book tells you to do it, but your way seems to make great sense.

  5. Val W says:

    My library can’t pick out quilt books worth a darn either – like Kathy D. I’d love to see a list of ‘must -have’ quilt books for libraries. I get tired of getting mine through MelCat!

  6. Sandra B says:

    Love this quilt…it is on my “to do” list! Love the fabrics you are using!! Looking forward to seeing this one on its journey to becoming a quilt top!!

  7. gayleburton says:

    You sure do get a lot of use out of your die cutting machine! Brilliant!

  8. Vivian says:

    Nothing like a good Bonnie Hunter project to get the juices flowing! Now that I have a die cutter, I too love to see if I can “Make It Go!” and usually I can.

  9. anudge says:

    Great scrap quilt, too. Love the blocks you’ve made so far.

  10. Rochelle Summers says:

    What a great idea! I love finding more uses for those cutters. The blocks look wonderful.

  11. Lois Campbell says:

    The blocks you HAVE finished are fantastic! I bet that’s the first project you dig into once you return home. (Seems like such a long ways off.)

  12. Joyce Barham says:

    I love that pattern. I have the book, but definitely do not need to start a new project right now. I’ve started 4 new projects since last Nov. 2015. But I’ll keep this on my bucket list. I have lots of stash and scraps. Thanks! Blessings! Joyce B. in the Ozark Mountains of AR.

  13. Sandi says:

    I like those blocks you have done already. Hugs,

  14. I have that book, and I have been looking for that block to go with my wild and goosey blocks, and it was here all the time – thanks for the help

  15. piecefulwendy says:

    If I worked at a library, I’d probably never get anything done because I’d be too distracted by the books, especially quilt books! Haha. Your quilt is really cute.

  16. Kathy D says:

    I’d sure love it if you recommended quilt books to my local library! The few new ones they get aren’t exactly my cup of tea.

  17. What a great scrappy project. I have always loved this block and I’ve used it for a few signature quilts. I love the fact that you can use your die cutter for it! I have been tempted to get one. Hmmm….

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