Monday, 29 May 2017
Since then, time doing activities to make a difference to my health and life became a lifestyle change. We are very active and enjoy the outdoors, no matter the weather. Quilting was placed under the same microscope. How could I make it easier and give me more time to do the other things I want to do?
One answer was reinventing "the wheel", in this case how I cut my fabric. AccuQuilt Go and the dies to cut fabric was my solution. The other was setting up a permanent cutting area.
Different shapes all cut and in containers. Bonny Hunter has a scrapsaving system, which I admire and inspired me to try : Her, enders and leaders. It allows you to sew triangles and other shapes together, while you work on other projects Read about it at Quiltville. All because, she cuts her fabrics into predetermined sizes upfront. When she needs a size, she can open a bin and pick up the cut shape and start to sew.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Love Entwined, the leaves got stitched on the center.
It has had its first wash, it is currently drying.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Sunday, 14 May 2017
Finished prepping my summer stitching project and started stitching.
Had to take a break from cutting fabric for about a week.
Diamond Hill block four has been started.
Happy Mother's Day!
Thursday, 4 May 2017
What to do when a pattern calls for pre-cut cirlces and they are not available. One could use dies to cut the fabrics. Rulers to cut circles are helpful, or one could create a stencil with card stock to create the circles.
Placement on this quilt is key. Getting everything perfectly aligned in a circle is very important.
Due to this, I created a paper layout plan, which I drafted from scratch.
This is how to create it:
Draw one pie piece, then using my original stencil, I work out where the circles will fit.
It will look like this.
Then I used Roxanne applique glue and glued each piece in place.
To make sure I got no glue on the table or my paper pattern, the plastic tablecloth protected both.
When it came to placing my orbs or circles, it took me less than twenty minutes, preparing the paper layout first, was the best course of action. Especially with a white background fabric.
When sewing with white fabric, to keep it pristine white, wash your hands every half an hour. This prevents any of the natural oils from the skin to transfer onto the fabric. The white is unforgiving, worth the end result, as it looks clean and fresh when it is finished.