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Monday, September 06, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Yesterday I was in the mood to cut fabric. Although I want a GO! Cutter as bad as I want to win the lottery, I've resigned myself to the fact that I am not going to buy one. I'd rather spend that money on fabric. Now if Accuquilt wants to give me one, I would be jumping up and down with tears streaming from my eyes and be ever so grateful and advertise like a crazy woman for them. I am still entering all the contests to try to win one. Hopefully my luck will change one day soon. Wouldn't that be fabulous.

OK, now back to the design wall. I had 2 bins of flannel. Some was gifted to me, lots I've bought. I keep looking at it wondering what to do with it all. I decided it was time to cut it up and use it. So that is what I did. I spent hours cutting 10 1/2" squares, 5 1/2" x 10" rectangles. I have a kit cut for a Split Decision Quilt that includes the borders and the binding. There are at least 2 more groups of flannel for 2 more kid quilts. The backing pile squares and rectangles will get taller today as I empty out the bins. I need to decide which patterns to use for the other quilts and get them together in kits. I've decided I like being able to pull something out that is ready to sew when I get in the mood for something quick and easy.

I started putting these pieces up on the wall during the Nascar race..........it made me laugh to be working with 2 different Nascar fabrics while the race was on. (The wrinkled pink fabrics were pressed and trimmed but I didn't take a new picture.) I have 2 more rows to sew and this back will be done and put with the batting, this top and binding for the to be quilted mountain.

From the looks of all the links on Judy L's post today, you might want to fix yourself a lunch before you start blog hopping.


Anonymous said...

These will be cute Judy! I love flannel quilts!

Something to keep in mind... the cutter (GO) is the cheap part, those dies are EXPENSIVE!

AnnieO said...

I'd love to win a GO cutter too, but alas, no such luck so far.

Kits are wonderful to have on hand. It is really nice to grab and go, and have different things to work on.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I am like you, I want one, but I don't want to buy one! LOL. So I guess I aint gonna get one.

I have liked the split decision for a long time.


Melinda said...

I keep entering giveaways in the hopes of winning a GO. Good work on the flannel.

Stephanie D said...

Yeah, I'm not buying one, either--not til the prices come WAY down! If I win one, fine. If not--oh, well.

I have some leftover flannel from a quilt I made my daughter years ago--should probably cut it up for another small one or at least the backing for a baby quilt.