Thursday, July 1, 2010
The paper pieces for my new adventure, Grandmother's Garden, came on Tuesday. And the hexagon die for the Go cutter came yesterday. So this morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I trotted off to the sewing room to begin cutting the hexagons. OOO-Wee, that cutter is amazing. I can cut six, yes six, layers of fabric at one time. It's perfect since it takes 6 hexagons for the outside of the flower, and one for the center. After much thinking and contemplating, I decided on Christmas fabrics. I've only ever made one Christmas quilt for myself, and I think this will be a good way to use up those small pieces that I'm too
tight frugal to throw away. I only worked for 1/2 hour with the cutter, and I have an entire zippy sandwich bag filled with hexagons. But of all silly things, I couldn't find even one single paper clip. And you're supposed to use a paper clip to hold the fabric in place while you sew. But, being the problem solver that I am, I am using some binding clips instead. Hope it works. I'll let you know. Because today, instead of playing on Facebook, or watching the same kiddy shows I've seen dozens of times, I will be sewing. Wahoo.