Monday, August 25, 2014

Losing the Cutting Table Again...and That's Not All Bad

This afternoon a large box arrived for Bob, and I knew he would want to start working on repairing one of his model planes.  This was the motivation I needed to finish the cutting I had started so he could use the cutting table as a work surface.  I guess sometimes we all need a little encouragement to get past the parts of the process that are our least favorite.

Here is the pile of trimmings that proves I’ve been at work.

Here is my Boxed Squares kit, ready for a day of sewing with friends tomorrow.  It's a very easy pattern that should showcase the pretty French General fabrics.  The colors look faded in this photograph because they are folded with the wrong side of the fabric visible.

And here is my collection of cut sashings for my Jane Stickle quilt.  I am using a tutorial that is available on Doreen’s blog, Aunt Reen's Place.  The strips are one inch wide, which will yield a very narrow finished sashing.

I am borrowing a suggestion from Wanda at Exuberant Color for keeping my Jane Stickle blocks in order.  

It occurs to me that the fabric (won in a giveaway at LA Quilter), the pattern and the techniques for cutting and organizing my sashing and blocks all came from the generosity of blog friends online.  


Debbie said...

Wow....that is a lot of cutting! You looks so organized and motivated. I love the shared ideas and tips from our friends in blogland. Keep us updated on his plane projects.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

It's amazing at what we can learn from our bloggy friends, isn't it? Cutting is my least favorite part of quilting ... although basting ranks right up there, too.