With the last I Spy quilt that i made i decided i needed to do that again. it was so quick and easy. so i dug out all the scrap boxes and starting cutting.
The AccuCut machine will cut 6 3.5" squares at a time....i need an 8x12" piece of fabric to do that. so i dug through the boxes and cut everything in there to get as many 8x12" pieces of fabric that i could. i wound up with 345 pieces. whew!! there was a lot of stuff in those scrap boxes.
I figured out 15 of those pieces used 1 yard of fabric....so i busted 23 yards of scrap fabrics today. woohoo!! who knew there was that much in those boxes. and, trust me, there is still a LOT more in the boxes.....they are now just pieces smaller than 8x12.
I ironed them all up and then....10 at a time...ran them through the cutter. it has taken me all day to accomplish this. i now have 2,070 3.5" squares......105 different fabrics.
It takes 165 squares to make a kid size donation quilt with these in the pattern that i am using....so i can make 12 donation quilts. with all these blocks. of course, i need some sashing fabric, too....but i have lots of that on the shelves.
A few of the fabrics i only have 6 pieces...but most of them i have multiples. this is going to be fun. in the pattern....the middle row is 3 squares wide....so i am going to make some 9 patches to go in there...rather than just 3 rows of different blocks. i figured that out when i made the last quilt. there were some blocks there were next to each other that really looked good together. you can see at the top middle of the pic that there are some squares laying on other squares. those are the ones....so far....that i will use for the 9 patches.
Not that i usually have any time to sit around and twiddle my thumbs and wonder what i will do....but if i do....i can get these blocks out and do some mindless stitching.
You know.....i just thought of something....if i had a sewing day here at the studio.....i could have a few friends over.....and we could sew all these blocks up in a day.....dontcha think? hahahahaha
I imagine if i called people with my idea they would say.....sure....we'll be right there.....