Stash Hash Quilt-Along: Week 2

Monday, July 27, 2020

Good morning!  Welcome to week 2 of the Stash Hash Quilt-Along.

The assignment for this week is to do all the cutting for your chosen quilt size.
Note: If you're doing a scrappy background it may take longer to do the cutting.
You're welcome to cut fabric each week as needed but if you take the time
to do all the cutting this week it will make the assignments for weeks 3-12 to go a lot faster.

I have a time-saving tip for cutting the non-scrappy background fabric.
Check out my tutorial for Quick Rotary Cutting.  

Follow the idea there to cut your background strips 
and then crosscut into squares or rectangles.

To quickly cut the 5" squares on the diagonal once, keep your 
squares in place on your cutting mat while you make the diagonal cuts.   

You should be able to cut through several squares
(in adjacent rows) in one swoop as shown in the next few photos.

Be careful not to bump or move the pieces as you move the ruler to the next diagonal.

Cut through all of the squares once.

And voila!  You'll have all of the triangles 
needed for the star point HST's cut in a snap!

You can use the Quick Rotary Cutting method 
to cut all of the background pieces.

It will take a little more time to cut your bright fabrics but
enjoy seeing those pretties that you've treasured for so long!
This is when you get to plan the color scheme for each star.

After you finish cutting you will be all ready to start sewing next week.
I think you're going to LOVE seeing these blocks come together!

So that's it for this week!
Tell me below what size quilt you're making.

I'd love to see your progress on Instagram if you decide to share.
Please tag me @gigis_thimble and use the hashtags
#gigisthimblepattern, #stashhashquilt, and #stashhashqal 
so I don't miss a thing.

Also, just to let you know, I decided to continue sending the weekly reminders.
It seemed like a lot of you appreciate getting them and I am happy to do it.
Thanks for your input on that!

Have a great week!

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