It's interesting to watch everyone make guesses as to the layout of the quilt while pieces are still missing! My BFF was over last night, who is a quilt math genius. She calculated square inches, units, etc and announced....."There are more units coming". LOL Didn't stop me from playing!
I've been sewing on some of my restored Vintage Sewing Machines. I've mentioned before - my little "Suzie Centennial" Singer 99 is by far, my absolute favorite to sew on.
So far, I have made fabulous progress if I do say so myself. Clue 1 (Broken Dishes) units, Clue 2 (Double Diamond) units, and Clue 4 (Variation of Clue 1 Broken Dishes) are all done and anxious to come out and play!
Clue 3 - (Double 4-patch units) are mostly cut out and are running through the machine. Here's what my piles looked like on Saturday Night.
I have "Kevin The Quilter" to thank for inspiring me to dig out my Accuquilt Go and speeding up the process SUBSTANTIALLY at cutting my scraps! So funny too. I remember when I bought this thing too. I got an amazing deal on it as a Black Friday special years ago from a local quilt shop. Went crazy buying dies for it and then only ever used the rag quilt die and put it away! Now that I've found a new longing for Scrap Quilting...it just became my new favorite notion again!
I was so smart those many years ago. LOL I know I was thinking "BINDING" when I bought the Strip dies, but oh baby....even better for all these "pieces" in the scrap bin! I just lined them up on the 2" Strip die (that was still in the package)....
Cranked em on through the cutter, and carefully peeled them off the cutting mat! (they stick to the cutting mat because of static)
Laid them all out, and started slicing up my 2" squares! Easy Peasy!!
I have 118 more of the double four patch units to assemble, but other than that...I'm all caught up! Ready and anticipating the next clue! Thank you Bonnie Hunter so so much for doing this every year.