Only one little mini block got done yesterday – I was just too busy with other things. I hope to finish the last of the 3 for this second week – it really doesn’t take much time – just a pain! And yes LOL even with starch and pressing it is not even – I am just not worrying about it. This well end up in a little table topper or something – it will not be anything special just something to use up more scraps.
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Crazy Mom Quilts. I did get the strip cutters out and tried them out. I dug through the scrap box and found an almost fat quarter – in others words something that was already cut into – I mainly just wanted to see how the diagonal areas on these strips worked and the squares from the strips.
My piece wasn’t wide enough to fold in half and still fit over the 2 – 2.5 inch strip areas, so I fan folded it over one of the strip areas.
I got three strips and this was the amount of scrap left over –
If you have a long piece of fabric if you fold it on this end it will not cut through and instead of a 24 inch strip you can end up with a much longer strip because this end will not cut through
I wanted to try out the squares so from one of the strips I fan folded it over this area going the opposite way – I did line it up on the mark.
after more experimenting I got about 10 squares and I think it was a couple of diamonds and then from the leftovers played more – you do need to make sure you line up the diamond area right and a diagram is included.
From the 2.5 inch strip die I moved on to the 1, 1.5, and 2 inch strip – one area for each of those strips is on the die – from the one inch I experimented with squares and then measured and it is 1 inch square. I’m sure I will enjoy cutting strips from long pieces of fabric and know they will be straight – but for now I better get back to projects in progress! Do not know if any sewing will be done today – grass to cut in the morning and then exercise in the afternoon and half of the ceiling needs the second coat of varnish on still. Busy day ahead!
Supply Sale at Craftsy – Friday through Sunday up to 50% off kits and supplies! This is where I got the flannel star quilt kit from that I had so much fabric left over. I think I need to check it out again and see what kits there are once again – although I still have two on the shelf to make!!