I made 12 more blocks from bright solids and sewed this top together.
I thought you might want to see how I made these blocks. I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Mountain Majesty pattern that is free on her web site.
I started with 10 inch squares and made them into large HSTs as I showed in this post.
I trimmed these to 8 1/2 inch blocks as also explained in the above linked post. Then I placed them on my 2 1/2 inch strip die allowing an equal amount tohang over each edge as shown below.
I layered multiple blocks as shown, making sure the seam allowances were not on top of one another.
For this quilt, I placed all of my HST blocks on the strip die the same way. You could make mirror image blocks for a different layout. As you can see, I had just a bit of waste here.
I ended up with three different stacks.
Then I repositioned these stacks and sewed them altogether.
This resulted in blocks that finish at 6 by 8 inches. I could have used a 2 inch strip cutter die and gotten a block that looked more like Bonnie’s. For this quilt, I like my version just as well. Time to pick out a backing and quilt this baby!
I love finding new ways to use my Accuquilt cutter.
Have a great day!
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