Are you ready to get started on our Quilt Along? I sure am!
Today I’m giving instructions for cutting your scraps. If you recall, you need half lights and half darks. Also, I’m giving directions for the quilt with larger pieces and Deanna has directions for the quilt with smaller pieces on her blog, Wedding Dress Blue. The quilt shown above was made with the smaller pieces.
Let’s start with squares.
You will need to cut 130 light squares at 3 1/2 inches. You also need 130 dark squares cut 3 1/2 inches. Easy peasy!
Next up, rectangles! Cut 78 light rectangles that measure 3 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches and 78 dark rectangles in the same size.
I used my Accuquilt studio die cutter and these dies, but a rotary cutter and ruler will get the job done as well. If you have an Accuquilt GO!, you can use dies 2 and 8 from the 12 inch Qube.
You may notice in the quilt above, that I used red squares and neutral squares. My rectangles are all blues and neutrals. For the one I’m making for the QAL, I’m sticking with red, blue and neutrals, but I’m cutting squares and rectangles out of each.
If you had tons of blue scraps, the whole thing could be blues and neutrals. Or make the entire thing out of multicolored scraps! Your quilt, your choice. Brights, Civil War or 30s repros, let’s clean out those scrap buckets!
Someone asked if I planned to keep all my neutrals in the cream or white families. Someone more orderly might choose one or the other. I’m throwing them altogether in mine. You do you!
You have two weeks to get your cutting done. We will pick up on September 7th with your first sewing instructions.
Have a great day!
PS Just a quick reminder that this is your last chance to register for the Accuquilt Live Mix and Match event today at 12 PM Central Time. Also, you can get 25% off your order when you purchase a GO! Die with the code, DIES25, and free standard shipping on orders over $100. Just click here. See you soon!
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Though I don’t have a huge collection of Accuquilt cutters, I do have the 3 1/2″ square and the 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. I won’t be cutting or sewing along with you for no BUT I certainly will follow the entire process so I can cut and sew when time allows (after doing a LOT of household downsizing and donating multiple collections in order to move within a year). I clicked on the link to Deanna’s blog and fell down a rabbit hole. Haha I simply love the Thimbleberries’ Safe Haven Quilt. I think my heart actually skipped a beat on that one.
Darn….I’ve been missing in blog-land and totally forgot about this. Need to get back on track and get some scraps cut. I wonder if I have those sizes in my 8 Qube.
I’ve been ready for this to start! I am using teals/aquas for the wide pieces and navy blue for the squares. Thanks for doing this!
Just what I needed to see today – I have an idea of what fabrics I want to use. Now I just need to see if I have enough!
Woohoo! Cleared off my table last night. Will get the cutting started tonight. Can’t wait to see them all!