More Like Friday Night Cut It!!!
Well although FNSI at the Foreman household was very productive, it was really more like FNCI - Friday Night Cut It!!! I dithered over what project to finish and eventually decided to start a new one!!! In fact I dithered about so much that I didn't even get my sewing machine out at all, so I'm not really sure if the reveal counts! I decided to cut up my beautiful Tonga Treats - 2 packs of 40 pre-cut 10" squares of Tonga batiks, that I bought from Glenroy Designs a few weeks ago. The colourway is called Mango Salsa and it is gorgeous - vibrant oranges and corals and yellows and soft creams all in my favourite batiks - yummy! I pulled out this book for inspiration - "Schnibbles Times Two" by Carrie Nelson.....
.....after a couple of hours of pressing fabric and layering lots of squares and slicing, slicing and more slicing, I was left with some very neat piles of batiks all ready to piece together to make another "McGuffey" quilt (and having a really large rotary cutter like this one helps with cutting out lots of layers together).....
.....and a very tidy pile of trimmings from all the slicing up that I'd done!! (Oh and by the way - I've got great plans for using up the leftovers from preparing the strips for this quilt - this really is all the waste there it!) Unfortunately I was just too tired to get it together last night, so I've left it in a project box ready for next month. Unless I get bored over the weekend of course, and then it might get put together a bit quicker!
23/9/2012 08:38:36 am
Cutting and prep work definitely counts for FNSI, lol ! And isn't it great to set aside an evening to get all that work done :)
23/9/2012 11:02:09 pm
You can't go far wrong with a Schnibble. I think the prep time is often as long as the sewing time.
26/9/2012 06:04:35 pm
All that cutting and prep work DEFINITELY counts. It's the hardest part of sewing, in my opinion. I hate the prep work.
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