Monday, November 26, 2018

Red Scraps -- Good Fortune, Clue 1 -- The Accuquilt Way

Here they all are on my keyboard in no OCD order.  LOL...

 
I have too many... or do I?  The extras will work perfectly in my GO Four It Quilt that I started as a leader/ender project.
 
 
With the Accuquilt way, it starts with some scraps that are cranked into neat strips.

 
 
I already had a lot of neutrals in my bins for my scrap saver's system.
 
 
I pulled them out and sewed them together.  Gotta love Accuquilt products!  I took Bonnie's advice and subcut the sections.  I drew lines with one of my mother-in-law's sharpies from her drawer.  (She passed away a couple of years ago and left me all of her sewing things.  She was an amazing seamstress.)  It was nice to remember her and "visit with her memories" as part of the quilting process.  I lined up my strips and cranked them through...
 
 
 
And just like that, there was a big bag of lovely sets of  red and neutral "twosies".  The thing about this is that I don't know if I have enough or too many...  I didn't count them.  Tune in to my blog to find out.  I know with red/neutral four patches that I can't go wrong.  If there are too many, I'll simply use them in another quilt.
 
 
 
While I was playing in my quilt room.  My husband was playing bow and arrow with our son.  Our son started to get quite good at it!  :)





 
It was also nice and sunny today, but brisk in the 40's.  It was a good day to put straw in the dog and cat boxes and clean the barn and chicken areas.

 
It's always nice to have a helper!

13 comments:

  1. Love your Go four it quilt. Those are my kinda colors. I too was afraid when cutting for my GF that I had too many, I ended up short. Thankful I didn't do any extra work. Looking forward to seeing your GF come together.

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    1. Thanks. I think I started it when there was a 4-patch challenge a while back. Enjoy the process! Happy GFing!

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  2. Love all of your red four patches! I ended up with a few extras too!

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    1. They always get used as long as I keep them organized and remember where I put them. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy quilting.

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  3. One of the things I like about Bonnie's mysteries is that the units can be easily incorporated into other quilt projects if you make too many.
    And I love your four-patch quilt! I'm a big fan of four-patches and that's a beautiful way to use them!

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  4. Yes, Gayle, 4-patches are a part of so many scrappy quilts. These days I almost always go scrappy. Can't wait until I get my String book for Christmas. Happy quilting. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  5. There's always somewhere to use extra 4-patches!

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  6. Nice start to the mystery. Your 4-patch quilt is gorgeous!

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  7. Way to crank out those pieces and parts! I've opted out of the BH Mystery, for now. Several time-sensitive projects are keeping me busy.

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  8. Your Go 4 It quilt is coming along nicely. Pretty colors.

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  9. So nice to be able to use things passed on by people you love. You have made a strong start to this mystery.

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