What I have been doing since January 1..........

I have started the new year with a second purple quilt.  It has the same fabrics as the 16 patch I finished last month.  I only sew on the blocks at night during TV time so it will be a few days before I'm ready for the design wall.
I made this quilt once before with Kaffe Fassett fabrics but I didn't have the ruler at that time.  It was designed after the book was printed.  I bought the ruler at a blog garage sale several years ago and wanted to use it.  This is in Karla Alexander's book "Color Shuffle". 
This was one project on New Year's Day for me.

This photo was taken while I was still down on the floor after putting it together.  I had seen the IKEA carts on many blogs and when Target showed one on sale in their Dec. 25 flier in the Tribune I decided I needed to check it out.  I actually got 2 of them, one for the main level studio and one for the basement.  They were $24.99 on sale with an additional $5 off reusable coupon.  Since I was going by 2 Target stores that day I used the coupon twice.
This is a top view of the trays with a metal mesh bottom layer.

This is my idea for the one in the basement.  It has GO dies and the GO adapter so I can use them on my Studio die cutter.  Also there are some Studio dies and the plastic sheets that are used on top of the dies.  Awhile back I moved my Studio die cutter to an area with more room but I have found that the lighting is bad in that location too so I will move it again.  This cart will have all of the smaller dies at my fingertips when needed and rolled over to a storage spot the rest of the time.  AND, yes I have a lot of dies.  I cut with my die cutter at least 3 times a week and for an average of 2 hours a week.  I don't just own a die cutter, I use my die cutter.  In 2 hours I can cut the pieces for a couple complete quilts.  If I'm not cutting a quilt, I'm cutting scraps in shapes I will use later or I'm cutting pieces for my colorwash quilts.

The waxed bulb Amaryllis is still standing up straight.  The first four blooms are fully opened.

I turned it so you can see the fifth bud is getting ready to open.  I think the sixth one will bloom too.