I'm making progress with some of my WIPs. This quilt top is assembled - just tons and tons of threads to cut. I have no idea why I didn't cut them as I sewed each block but I didn't. The machine I used at the time didn't have an auto thread cutter, maybe that's why? So I need to cut threads, iron the top and piece/iron the back and it should be good to drop off at the quilters. I decided to wait to show the whole quilt until later when it's completely done.
Lesson Learned: Take the time to clip threads as you go!
I also won this book from a giveaway Gene was hosting. Thank you Gene! I've been working on learning more about how to use my Go Cutter. I've mastered basic square type shapes (no triangles yet). I'm really relying on what I'm learning from this book for my next step...
....which is mastering strip cutting. This one I have the most trepidation about as I'll be cutting on the fold. I'll practice first but I really want to master cutting strips so I can cut binding strips. I've already acquired my strip cutter in a 2.25" size. I've found my bindings tend to be more full using that 1/4" less. I also use 1 1/8" strips for single fold binding on smaller quilts. I'll post about my experiences with the strip cutting when I actually get going. I hope to use it on the quilt above!
Google reader is going away, have you heard? I have no idea what I'm going to use. I've been thinking of Blog Lovin' but haven't done much research. I want to be sure that I can read my blogs in their entirety (unless the owner doesn't permit it) without having to click through unless I want to leave a comment. Any thoughts or experiences you can share?
The weekend is approaching and I hope you have a great one! Thank you for your visits, your comments, your emails and your friendship!