A while back (ahem....2 years ago), all of blog land was buzzing about a particular item. Bloggers were using them and holding giveaways. I faithfully entered all that I could find - I really wanted one. Well, I didn't win one. That year, my sweet husband bought me one. By that point, I had seen some of those same bloggers post videos on how to use the machine. I got intimated. And needed time to research how to use it - after all there were all those videos to watch! So there it sat. What was it? It's an Accuquilt GO cutter. About 10 days ago, Gene Black (from Gene Black-Alabama Artist blog) sent me an email based on a comment I left on his blog and he walked me through using the GO cutter thru a series of emails. It was exactly what I needed!
He explained to me about lengthwise grain and how to line it up. Today, I took what Gene shared with me and started working through some scraps.
It wasn't long before I had a pile of 2" squares stacking up. I certainly got more cut out than I would have with a rotary cutter. And more accurately cut out. I really dislike cutting fabric and this wasn't so torturous! Gene, thank you SO much for your patience and encouragement.
The only other sewing related thing accomplished this week was getting my We Bee Learning Bee block for December pieced. My bee mate selected this block and specified a white background with bright solids. It was a fun block. I'm sad to send this one off!
I've been on Instagram for a year or so but have become active in the last couple of weeks. If you happen to have an Instagram account and you'd like to follow me, I'm JackiesStitches there. I'd love to follow you too. My photos posted there won't be typically found here.
Greg and I are taking having a relaxing holiday season to an extreme - in that we've done NOTHING! To add to that, there is a big release at work and I'm going to be a busy exhausted girl. Yikes! We'd better get busy. I hope you have a great week and may all your stitches be happy ones!