I love being an Island Batik Ambassador! I am so excited because on Monday – finally – you will see my secret collection of fabrics – the Sweet Tweet line. There’s a giveaway so let your friends know. There are so many wonderful things about this program but I feel that I am growing as a quilter in new ways!
This week has been a re-entry jumble! I thought I would be sewing at least today, but not so much. The above is a piece I drafted on Electric Quilt 8*. Part of what I did used a tool called serendipity and I think it is marvelous! Maybe it will become a quilt. I wasn’t thinking so, but right now I see it in fabric….very soon! What would you call it?
I was making my Island Batik Ambasador project and I was about to sit down and draw my lines on the squares for a flip/sew piece when I realized STOP. You can use this tool. It saves me so much time. I totally love it.
Here is a binding strip I am joining – same concept. It is not hard to eyeball this line, but now I don’t have to. The markings you see on the machine bed are from the Clearly Perfect Angles Tool*. Get it-you won’t be sorry. A bonus – you can take it off and reapply – its cling plastic. I have one for each of my machines! I don’t know how it works if you don’t have a plexiglass table/machine bed, but boy, I would never be without one again. Next week I will show how I end my bindings for a nice flat seam. You have probably seen this before, but I have a system that I like and sometimes the right explanations works for different people. It took me a long time to get this – so I think it is worth sharing. Again, this tool is not mandatory but it makes life so much easier!
The last favorite is the group, Partners in Design! We met over a year ago and are well into our second QAL – Fall into a QAL. On Tuesday, another block is revealed. You can join us on our Facebook page – Partners in Design.
So this will be a periodic entry and maybe I’ll even get others to chirp in!
Tish N Wonderland: UFO Busting
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