Nothing I can show you until April, but I did spend 8 hours today working with the scan n cut and making 4 blocks for this circus quilt that I am testing. (3 more to go). I am convinced this is the type of thing that ensures one a special place. There are innumerable small pieces that need to be appliqued onto the background blocks. Each block is 14″ square finished. and can have 40 pieces of applique on it. The pieces are put on with a fusible, but someone will need to go back and sew every tiny piece down (after all 9 are fused). or there is a good chance of losing pieces when it is handled and/or washed. This will become a ufo simply because I don’t want – at this point- to sew all the pieces down. I will finish testing the pattern and find it a nice box in which to rest. Maybe someone will want to finish it someday – but I doubt it will be me.
HOWEVER, I have learned the basic steps for my Scan n cut, which is why I agreed to test the quilt. So I’m going to count it a success.
I’m testing a quilt that will be published in April. It has a lot of applique and I’m learning to use my Scan N Cut with this. But last night I ran out of this backing which is tacky on both sides and makes my life easier, so went over to my favorite store. Guess what? It was 30% off and I had a gift card as well. I love deals like this!
I spent some time on these and am down to the toes, so hoping I can finish this week. This week and next also have a lot of appointments filling the days.
Time to use scraps again. However do they multiply so rapidly. There are probably enough scraps to make 20 lap quilts, so this is my start. I still need another 4-6 rows, but I ran out of energy. I’m just hoping these stay on the board until I get back to sewing them together.
The other part of the day, I spent cleaning this area. If it doesn’t all fit, then it is time to toss. So some magazines and some yarn is moving out in addition to all the items that were moved to the area they belonged and the papers, catalogues, etc that I tossed. Mother’s old sewing cabinet holds my spinning items and the two baskets on the right of the bookcase hold sock and other yarn that I plan to use in the near future.