Before we get to the design board, we are in the grips of winter here. This was my thermometer last Monday morning showing the indoor and outdoor temperature. The -5 was up from -7 when I got up that morning. It was awfully hard to get myself to go to work that morning but I did.
The view from my kitchen to the screen porch-dreaming of warmer days.
My neighbor has the most incredible icicles on her house. They nearly touch the ground.
The last item I had to do in my new sewing room was to construct some kind of design board and It is up and working like magic. My last design board was flannel and the blocks never really stayed on it for any length of time. My husband's secretary, also a quilter, has been using polar fleece and recommended it. So off to Joanne's with my 40% coupon to buy polar fleece.
It is working wonderfully! The blocks stick and stay on it. I have a large wall I can use for this and used it all so I have a very large design wall now. I have been working on the mostly blue scrappy star quilt and all the blocks are done and I am in the process of putting the rows together. This quilt is completely from my stash and was cut using my Accuquilt Go cutter. My quilting roots are scrap quilts so it's fun to get back to making these.
All you need to cut this if you have an Accuquilt Go cutter is the 3 1/2 inch chisel die and the 3 1/2 inch triangle die. Cut an even amount of light and dark chisels and light and dark triangles and sew light to dark and so on and so on. An easy block that goes together beautifully. If you do make this block just make sure when cutting the chisels that all your fabric is right side up. It makes a difference. The triangles you can cut right or wrong side up.
This is all I had to trim off of 42 blocks because the blocks come out very precise. I love using my stash and since I organized all my fabrics it's very easy to find what I need. There are a lot of fabrics in here that I forgotten I had. It was fun rediscovering them.