It seems the older I get, the harder it is to stay focused.
Let me give you an example.
The other day:
I decided to get busy and work on my Posh Penelope Quilt. Haven't worked on it in months.
Above are the squares I have done.
I had most of the pieces cut out but not all. I returned to it after Christmas and started cutting the remainder out. To my displeasure, I had forgotten how and had to relearn. At the risk of repeating myself, there is a ruler you use.
I am using the top one. Sew kind of Wonderful ruler.
As I am cutting out my blocks.
My sister shows this Star of Bethlehem block (this is the block I did)
....as you have probably gathered, the Posh Penelope block was put to the side.
Jeanette modified the pattern and I took the pattern and used my Accuquilt Go 8" Cube to make this bock.
My block is 32 1/2 x 32 1/2", hers is smaller. I was going to add two borders to it. I wanted to do something fancy but I am running out of fabric.
Anyways, as I had one border cut out...a thought came to me ....
Yes, you get where this is going.
The thought was, why not get my tub of scraps (should be tubs) and cut out a whole bunch of log cabin blocks. I have the Log Cabin die, will make fast work of the scraps and will get rid of a lot of scraps.
Now this is where you are to laugh because we all know that cutting scraps create more scraps.
Hard concept for some of us.
Below is my Log Cabin die with the cutting blade out. Pooey.....
I was finally was able to get the blade back in but other blades were coming out. I didn't want to wait for a replacement (which I hope they will replace). Waiting for the holidays to get over.
So I put them back in and now....after each cut I take this ceramic tile and place over the blades to push them back in.
I must admit, it is not the smartest idea to keep cutting and run the risk of getting cut myself but I am a gal on a mission.
My husband and I were out yesterday and I asked him to take me to Micheal's to see if I could get something to store my Log Cabin pieces in until I was ready to sew and this is what I found.
How awesome is this???? I already have it full to the brim. I have two of these because there are 12 pieces. The Accuquilt Go die
sure makes short work of this.
I need two more of these compartments.....maybe tomorrow I will go back to Micheal's and pick up two more.
I know...some of you are asking how I went from doing a border to the Log Cabin die. Too much thinking time? Actually, I wanted to make a king size Log Cabin Quilt for my bed and have been thinking on it. Thinking is over and cutting time has begun.
As you have probably guess, my sewing room is a pig sty but I will clean it up when I am done.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
To all of you.
Some of you have been my friend since I was in Samoa over 11 years ago, hard to believe isn't it. Some of you I have personally met which makes it even more special.
I have just posted on Inchworm Fabrics
blog if you are interested, showing a quilt project that we worked on.