What’s going on in the studio?

Hello World,

Lets see. I am still working on the quilt that never ends. I have the center to my apple core wall hanging done. And I am ready to put borders on my split tumbler block quilt.

I also am having this urge to cut out more quilts with my Accuquilt GO! Big cutter. I have told myself no, I need to finish the 2 I have started.

Since April 24th I have managed to spend at least an hour everyday in the studio!!!

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Accuquilt!!!!

Ok, here is a confession. 5 or 6 years ago I bought an Accuquilt GO! die cutter. I bought it because Ricky Tims had some dies for it that I loved and wanted so when I bought the Go! I figured I was buying an expensive applique cutter. I played with it a couple times then put it in safe keeping. So safe I could not find it!!!

Well this year I attended Sew Expo (www.sewexpo.com) in Puyallup Washington. Had a great time was really inspired this year. One of the classes I took was a lecture by Eleanor Burns called Accuquilt, the Quilt in a Day Way!  I left truly inspired I never realized I could actually cut quilt tops with it.

When I got back I was talking to my boss at the shop I work at (Seams Like Home, www.akseams.com) about this awesome class I took about Accuquilt. She started giggling and said while I was on my trip she signed on the dotted line to become a signature dealer for Accuquilt!!

The weekend of April 8th, 9th and 10th the shop hosted an international educator named Pam Heller from Accuquilt. It was an amazing weekend. I have fallen in love with my Accuquilt! So much so that I purchased the Accuquilt GO! Big!! LOVE IT!!!!

I have a split tumbler quilt in the works and I also have started an apple core quilt! I tried an apple core quilt years ago and it was a nightmare because trying to get all the pieces exactly the same is a horrible with a rotary cutter. With the Accuquilt I cut it in less than 20 min and all the pieces are exactly the same with makes putting them together a snap!

I will be posting pictures of the projects when they are done.

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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