|Clean Cutting Table|
... on the design wall
Yesterday I was touting my clean cutting table.
Today I'm celebrating a nearly empty leader/ender box!
I have tried L/E many times in the past, but just couldn't get it working -- either I'd forget to put something under the needle, or I'd get excited about the L/E project and bust ahead on it. About two months ago I decided to dedicate myself to the process, beginning with a pile of sew-and-flip cut off corners.
The blue and red pieces were cut off Starstruck that I finished over a year ago. The rest are from Twist of Lime, currently underway. I keep all these little finished HSTs in an ice cream bucket (a Kroger Party Pail, to be precise) and periodically I'll take the bucket to the kitchen and trim while keeping an eye on dinner prep.
So what's a girl to do with an empty leader/ender box?
Inspired by a quilt I saw on Jo Kramer's blog, Jo's Country Junction, I have cut some more half-square triangles from a roll of Moda's "Grunge" strips.
|Cutting HSTs with Easy Angle|
Wanting to get a lot of variety in my color combos, I began by cutting the strips in half and made rough pairings. I can get six units from half of the cut strip (or 1/4 of a whole strip). I then take the remainder of one color and pair it with the next color on my pile. The cut units are currently stacked on a square ruler for transportation to the L/E box.
And the cutting table is occupied again .....
Have a great week, Y'all! And check out what others are working on at Patchwork Times.