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Roseanne and Sue @ Home Sewn By Us is hosting their second sew along. It is my favorite kind, no pressure and no time limits. They provide plenty time to complete our quilts. From time to time she also shares shares our progress on her blog.
On their last one, I didn’t join until a month or so in and I was still able to complete it in time for their final post. This one is even better because we can choose from three different patterns.
- Tutorial – Up From Here Modern Quilt
- Tutorial – A Snowball ‘s Chance Quilt
- Tutorial – Triangle Quilt Free Pattern
Others who have joined the sew along is as follows:
- Liz Horgan – undecided but choosing between #1 and #3
- Karla from My Sewful Retirement is also deciding between #1 and #3
- Wendy from Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life is undecided
- Shannon from The Flemings Nine is making #1.
- Farmquilter is also going to make #1
- Rose from Something Rose Made is planning to make #1
- Susan from DesertSky Quilting is also planning to make #1
- Connie may be making #1 unless she changes her mind and goes with #3
- Shirley cannot make up her mind yet but is joining in.
I’ve chosen Triangles. A couple of weeks ago in preparation of this I purchased a Creative Grids 60 Degree Double Strip Ruler Template. I really like the stickies it has on the back so the ruler doesn’t shift as easily during cutting. I also thought it would make quicker work of cutting all those triangles.
Then last week I made my way to my local fabric shop and purchased fabrics. I had a great time with the help of the ladies who work there choosing our favorite combinations. Please see my choices. I’m really pleased and think they will make a great looking quilt.
Take a look at the ruler in action. See how many triangles you can cut without moving the ruler. This is just fantastic.
It did make quick work of the cutting. I sliced all the fabric strips according to the directions at 4 1/2″ each. Then used the 60 degree ruler to cut the triangles. I got all these triangles cut in about three hours which is pretty quick for me. Take a look at the piles of triangles ready for stitching.
I hope my quick start will continue, but I have a couple other projects I’m working on. I’ll try to devote a little time to each as I go along.
I hope you also like my fabric choices and can’t wait to see what the others who have joined have chosen.
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That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by.