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Things at QPD are settled down now that the house is back together. Today I was able to catch up on some much needed sewing time.

Guess what finally has binding on it? Sunflower Fields!

I wanted a full binding so I trimmed the edges leaving 1/4″ of batting around the outside.

Then I attached my binding to the back, and turned it to the front with mitered corners. Yes, I bind with my machine. No, I don’t have the patience to do it by hand.

This quilt will be heading to hang on display for a while at the Yellow River Trading Company, here in Spooner, WI.

After the binding was on, I added some Garden Posey blocks to the done pile.

These blocks are turning out really well, and are fun to put together. Now that the snow is melting I am itching to get out in my garden, but for now these Garden Posey blocks will have to do.

After I had gotten some machine time in, I took out the Accuquily Go! and started cutting neutral strips. I took a suggestion from some of my readers, and am adding pre-cut fabric to the etsy shop. I am starting with neutral jelly rolls, and have gotten some kits together and ready to go.

These jelly rolls included fabrics from tone-on-tone whites and creams, to vibrant prints that still read as neutral. My goal was to put together a scrappy jelly roll, and I think I was able to pull it off pretty well.

I decided not to pink the edges of the strips, because I always feel like the pre-cuts I buy in the store end up too narrow when they edges are pinked. Instead I ran the fabrics through the 2.5″ strip die on the Go! Cutter and divided them into sets of 40, width of fabric, strips. There are at least 15 fabrics in each jelly roll.

Look at all of the variety!

These Jelly Rolls can be found for sale HERE.

I’ll be adding additional fabric bundles soon. What types of pre-cut or fabric kits do you look for?

Tia Hz

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