New year and new projects

Just before Christmas I did welcome into my home a new toy.  I had some birthday money that has been waiting for the right time.  Now at my age I don’t often get birthday money.  It was a treat for me however as budgeting has been tight here for a couple of years due to employment issues.

During the after Thanksgiving sales Joann’s was running an ad for the AccuQuilt Go cutter and this is where my birthday money went.  It came with one cutting die and I got a second one for Christmas.  I’ve tried them both out and it’s been so fun and fast and easy.  When I was picking things up it occurred to me that I know several people who will be welcoming babies this spring.  I haven’t heard if they will be boys or girls so I started with a pink quilt knowing that sometime there would be an occasion for a pink baby quilt.  I’ve cut out the fabrics and put them on the design wall.  I think it will be fine.  I’m sure I have enough pieces of batting here to make the quilt sandwich and plenty of assorted fabrics for the back and binding.  In the spirit of my new year goal to use things up before I buy more this will be a fun project to finish.