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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Another NewFO

Yeh, I never did my March report on NewFO's and UFO's. oh well...
Yeh, I was lazy when I got home from EMT class at 10pm last night and then stayed up to watch a movie I had already seen and then couldn't drag my toukus out of my warm bed this morning. oh well..

I did get a little progress done on my itty bitty twister quilt this morning tho. Yeah!!
I added the first border to the mini quilt:

And I've pressed the seams open per the instructions. It's supposed to help with the small scale of this project. I'm not fond of ironing seams open but I thought I could try it once and if it doesn't help with the finished quilt I won't do it next time.

And then I started cutting blocks. By this point I had to get ready for work so hopefully I can can get it sewn this weekend.

The smaller rotary cutter is definitly helpful when cutting around that tiny template
and solid colored fabric works much better than some of the fabrics I chose.


Janet O. said...

I agree that the small rotary cutter makes it easier. I think the most important thing about the fabric colors are that they contrast with each other--not just with the background color. Otherwise the pinwheel effect is lost.
With seams pressed open it is a little harder to make the seams match perfectly. After sewing a row I actually resorted to pinning seams--something I usually never do.
Can't wait to see your finished product.

Barbara said...

There's still time to link up for the NewFO drawing. It's open until Saturday. This is a cute project.

quilt32 said...

I use the small cutter for just about everything. I don't quite trust myself with the big one.

I'll be interested to see how the border works out.

Connie said...

I always like the smaller rotary cutter, love making lil twister quilts, can't wait to see this finished!

Denise :) said...

I like my small rotary cutter for little bits, too. I would be *so* intimidated cutting up pieces like that! You go, girl! :)