Yesterday I spent a little time and managed to cut exactly what I needed from the batik that had the flaw running through it. These small pieces are all that was left over. I knew it was going to be awfully tight, so I cut all the freezer paper sheets I needed first and then laid them out on the remaining pieces of the batik to ensure there was enough. Now all that’s left to do is print.
These tiny (an inch from tip to tip) little star-shaped scraps are from cutting out the HSTs. I can’t bring myself to throw them away and am thinking of using them to decorate cards. I have a small box that’s chock full of odd little shapes like these from cutting. I’m also tempted to get a piece of silk and just start playing with adding the shapes on to it for fun.
One of the jobs I dislike most is pin-basting quilts for machine quilting. Doing up those safety pins is tedious, painful and just plain not fun. I read somewhere, and I can’t remember where, about these things called Pinmoors. I’m intrigued by the idea. I watched the video at the Pinmoors Web site and it certainly looks simpler than using safety pins. Have any of you tried these? What do you think?