Friday, June 26, 2015

Quilt called Mesmerize.

I bought the pattern called Mesmerize (designed by Natalia Bonner) a few weeks ago. I loved the movement in the design.
And I wanted to do it with all those great fabrics I bought from Marshall Dry Goods as a fabric bundle of 17 colors of one design called Petal Flow.


I went into my cutting room (that I do not use anymore) tore 1 yard cuts from each color and three yards of my favorite Eco Muslin. I brought them all out to the ironing board that I set up in the corner of the room. I pressed them all and then ran them all through the Accuquilt using the 2 1/2" strip die.
In about an hour I had enough strips cut for two quilts! From tearing to pressing to cutting. That normally would have taken me most of the day.


I was able to begin sewing without hurting wrists or feet.
And I have been sewing with 1 1/2" squares for the last couple months. These 2 1/2" strips are gigantic.  And the 12 1/2" blocks are humongous too.
My little cutting room is not big enough to place the Accuquilt in it. I have a table that I could set it on...but there is no room for the dies to go from one end to the other. Sigh.


I love the colored bobbins for the Janome machines. First they came out with the pink ones. Cherry blossom is the name. Then the blue ones came out...do not remember the name of that collection. I prefer these bobbins as they are a teeny tiny bit heavier. They seem to work better in my Janome 6600P. Only issue is that sometimes it is hard to see how much thread is left on the bobbin. I go by ear then. I can hear the bobbin begin to be low.


I bought these Fiskars Hexie punches a while back. I then started to save junk mail and heavier cards that come in a magazine. Just one short evening and I had a container full of these hexie papers. I still need to punch a hole in the center but I am loving the fact that besides the cost of the punch, the papers are free!

XOXOXOXO Subee

4 comments:

angela said...

You wouldn't want to have drunk too much wine before looking at that. It's very psychedelic lol looks beautiful

Mary K said...

I use the same punch. I haven't punched holes in the center. I just pop them out from the side. Maybe I'll try the hole in the center. Looking good.

cityquilter grace said...

pretty quilt and great budget saver on those hexie papers...

Lorraine Le Blanc said...

Gorgeous quilt! I would love to have an Accuquilt; would make cutting so much easier. Great to see you busy sewing.

Lorraine