Just as I suspected--a bazillion checker board blocks are needed to finish the ThimbleCreek mystery. Well, not quite that many, but if you don't hear from me until sometime in December it will be because I'm sewing checkerboard blocks!
|I have a couple new additions to my sewing supplies. |
This is the new Clover Wedge. It has a very slim and pointy tip--perfect for pressing back applique edges.
|Although I love the Rowenta travel iron, I am so over the constant need to replace them when they die. I've also stopped adding water to all of my irons, so I'm not bothered that this little iron doesn't steam. See...no vents!!|
|It has three heat settings, an indicator light and a side cord that doesn't get in the way (unless you are left handed, maybe?). It also stays on until you turn it off!|
|One drawback--the spray bottle that comes with the iron is about the size of a bottle of nail polish!|
|This is what I use to mist my fabrics--a re-purposed Best Press bottle.|
It's a lot more practical and saves lots of trips to the sink.
|I showed these Primitive Gatherings triangle papers last week.|
I really didn't need them since I have a Triangulations CD, but I needed to use up some credit I had accumulated at the quilt shop by the end of this year.
I decided to compare the two versions and printed out the 3/4" size Triangulations on Carol Doak paper.
|Both of the papers created perfect little 3/4" half square triangles and this little basket went together like a breeze!|
So...draw your own conclusions.
The Primitive Gatherings papers do have that cute factor!
|This isn't a new tool, but I had to give it a little love! |
I'm so glad I remembered I had this Flip-n-Set tool to make setting triangles for one of my exchange block quilts. I didn't have yardage of this fabric--just strips left over from a quilt back. Instead of cutting my setting triangles from large squares, all of the math is worked out on this tool to be able to cut them from strips.