January, the month ahead

Based on my 2014 plan, my goal for January is to complete my Riley Blake challenge quilt design. Good news, I have made a start on my first improvisational piecing block – “Sunrise”. RileyBlakeChallenge_SunriseBlock_InProgress

This particular block colors were inspired by the Hipster Pop Orange which was provided as one of the MQG challenge fabrics.

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Linking up for my January goals to “A Lovely year of finishes 2014” (See link-up on the side menu).

One more thing…so I have also started cutting for my February goal the X & + Quilt. See these 90 blocks, I cut these in a matter of 15-20 mins. Want to know how?Accuquilt_Blocks

If you read my blog recently, you would know,  cutting is my least favorite thing….well no longer….this was my Christmas present, MY NEW ACCUQUILT!!!
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I have already used it to make my HST for the Christmas tree block. I love it!

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19 thoughts on “January, the month ahead

  1. katechiconi

    The day they invent an attachment to fix fabric to paper hexagons, I’ll be in heaven… Meanwhile, I carry on doing all my cutting by hand. It’s not my least favourite bit. That would be pressing…..

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  2. empress27

    That Accuquilt looks sooo good! I just checked them out on YouTube. Want, want want! Cutting is so tedious at times, but I don’t mind it in front of the telly 🙂 Have fun with your new machine!

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      It obviously doesn’t have a template for everything…so there is still some cutting. I totally agree about cutting in front of TV. I have definitely done that a time or two 🙂

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  3. LauraC

    Cutting is one of those things that I really have to psych myself up for. How is it on economizing fabric-do you find that it causes a lot of fabric waste? That is the primary reason that I have not asked for one yet.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I actually don’t think it is that bad. I have found that if I give as much room at the top of the fabric where I fold it I get great patches of scraps that can be used for scrappy items. In short, useable scraps. Definitely less scraps than paper piecing. I will do some more cutting and see if I can post an update.

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  4. daisyaschehoug

    Cool! You’re off to a great start with that sunrise. I can’t wait to see how that design unfolds! I’m not eager to have more “things” lying around (I have a small serger that was gifted to me that I’ve never used), BUT, if it were something I’d use often, maybe I should consider putting one of those accuquilts on my wish list…

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks. I tend to procrastinate so its great to get started, it was a little more time consuming than I thought but I love the look of the block so far. 🙂

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