Friday, July 9, 2010

I've Been Stripping

Well, now that I have your attention....ahem....

My rotary cutter and mat have had a workout...not to mention my arms.

Forty-two different fabrics....all with the same theme.....

cut into 310 (1.5 inch) strips.......

that now need to be cut into 925 smaller strips.......

Then, more cutting of solid white fabrics.....then the sewing begins. I want to make at least three scrappy quilts from these fabrics in the next few months. I have decided I can quilt these myself and not send them out to the quilter to be quilted.

Big plans..right??
And where in the world did I get the impression cutting strips was going to be an easy project?? I wish I could remember who gave me the impression that this stripping thing was easy!!!

Oh, and in case you are wondering...I still have 15 other prints of Christmas fabrics I have not even touched (maybe that is a sign of a small problem)...and we won't talk about the Christmas charm packs I have stashed away. There is nothing like a little Christmas in July!


  1. Looks like you might need to invest in one of those Accucut GO machines everyone is raving about :-)


  2. You go girl! I would have had to have started years ago to get accomplished what you have already. What cheerful Christmas fabrics too.

  3. @ Jocelyn....I have thought of that...but really....I so enjoy the cutting process, it is relaxing for the most part!

  4. good luck you are certainly ambitious

  5. It's a great time to get started on those Christmas quilts. If you waited til the season, it would be stressful and there would be a huge chance you wouldn't get them done in time to enjoy them.

    Hmmm....I've never thought cutting strips was easy, (although it can be fast) so it wasn't me! ;-)

    Can't wait to see these quilts!

  6. Oh Suzanne - you are a brave soul!

  7. Suzanne,
    Ooohhhh...Christmas! Yes! It is so darn hot and humid here right now...the thought of Christmas is sooo nice! What an project! I can't wait to see these quilts! :):)

  8. We will all be waiting to watch your progress.

  9. I survived the day and it was an amazing day. The shop had a steady stream of customers all day, even better they were making purchases. The feedback was great, everyone liked how I made little "rooms" with the appropriate vignettes in each. Don't worry I am posting the photos tomorrow. I just wanted to say thank you for yours words of support. Certainly helped me to start the day. Also I was catching up on your blog and I absolutely love love love the vintage pin bouquet. That is truly amazing. Thank you again for your kind thoughts.


  10. Those snowmen and penguin fahrics are making feel cooler already! Great start! Can't wait to see where you go with these.

  11. Oh Suzanne, this is exactly what I was thinking about yesterday. I need to get into mmy Christmas fabric and start working on some projects now so I will actually have them done this year in time!

  12. I have a nifty little Strip-It tool that will cut 4 at a time. It was made by Peacock Crafts. I probably bought it at Joann fabrics. There is a satisfaction in pulling the fabric across the blades and watching the pieces just fall away!

    Your fabrics are darling. Can't wait to see the quilts!

  13. Wow. Big plans indeed, but just remember, "bird by bird" ... and before you know it, you'll be enjoying 3 great quilts.


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