After my marathon scrap cutting and organizing last week, I jumped right into making the Appalachian Autumn quilt by Bonnie Hunter.
This is my first maple leaf block with a gray background.
By Monday evening, I'd completed all eight maple leaf blocks with a gray background.
The eight maple leaf blocks with a cream background, completed by Tuesday evening.
All 16 maple leaf blocks laid out in a checkerboard design.
And today, I added the sashing strips and cornerstones. I'll add the inner border tomorrow, then I'll put it aside until next week to add the outer pieced border.
Here are all the parts for making the maple leaves, ready for Monday's sewing. I worked on these over the past weekend and I can't believe how fast and easy it was to make the HSTs using my Go! Big Cutter.
I had to use my rotary cutter and Shape Cut mat to make the stem units and the side rectangles ... and this happened:
In the 20 years that I've been quilting, this has never happened. At first, I thought it was a nick but, no, a teeny-tiny piece of flesh was actually sliced off. Ok, yuk, gross, sorry! Just another pro point for using a Go! Cutter. It'll just take me some time to get the right dies.
Linking up to:
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
So until next time ...
Be happy and keep on quilting!