Monday, February 6, 2012

A couple of years ago I ordered a complete fabric line from Connecting threads called Aqua Terra.  It is no longer available so that definitely means that it is time to use it up and make room in my stash.




I enjoyed coming up with designs to use up all of my old Christmas fabrics so I'm going to do the same thing with these.
So yesterday I pulled all of the fabrics and started cutting strips of 7.5" and 2.5" wide.

I have a plan and I'm pretty sure I can get at least one large quilt and a nice size snuggle plus a topper or runner out of all of these and the scraps that I have leftover from the first quilt I made with these fabrics.

I used my Go Tumbler die and cut large tumblers out of the 7.5" strips.  I can get 6 tumblers out of one strip and I've only used one strip of each pattern so far....so I still have a lot of fabric to play with.
I decided to try a different layout so I just slapped these up on my design wall. >>>>>>

Hummmm!!  That's interesting.  I may keep this layout since I've already made one brown tumbler that was all mixed up.  So now I have to cut just a few more to fill in that bottom.

It's so nice to have the Go Cutter do it's thing with these.  Made short work of cutting that's for sure.
And if you haven't been over to Judy's Design Wall to see what others have been working on..... grab your cuppa and click on that link.
Oh and just in case you haven't seen enough of all the Orca Bay's that have been showing up these last few months......Bonnie is having her final link-up for the Orca Bay mystery.  You just have to go check them out!!

Thanks for stopping by....Linda

5 comments:

  1. What neat fabrics! I think this will be a great quilt and yes, the GO cutter does make cutting fun!

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  2. the tumbler looks great... I don't think I would try it without a go cutter... and I don't have one.

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  3. Love the layout! No comment on the GO! - but you can check out BOB's post - "There Was A Little Girl..." I have a bunch of Aqua Terra in my stash, too - haven't used it yet - it's "maturing" - not quite ripe yet - ;))

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  4. I really like your tumbler layout. I have done one (GO cut) tumbler and loved doing it. I have never bought a whole line of fabric but it sure looks good.

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  5. Your tumbler layout is ncie with the fabric line, which I'm loving by the way. Wish I was ready to post my Orca Bay. I've had way too much going on to get past Part 7.

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