Nope, I didn't spend all day watching The Sports Network (that's TSN in Canada). I tried something new... my own version of TSN! As usual, it was the Pile O Fabric Skillbuilder BOM pushing my boundaries... so many new techniques! I've been putting off this month's block... not just because my studio's a wreck, but because it's more appliqué. And not just appliqué, but layered appliqué. It's the paint by number of quilting!
Here's the first of my new somethings! I printed on freezer paper. That's right. I've never done it before. I was always afraid that somehow I would gum up my printer. But it went off without a hitch! I can see so many possibilities here... no more printing and tracing onto fusible web. This freezer paper thing is growing on me!
.I also spent some quality time making a fabric colour key. This time, the instructor didn't give the specific colours she used, but rather she gave a guideline for us to choose the proper values. Yikes. I'd be lying if I said this was a quick process. Sorting through Kona scraps (my happy place) choosing just the right pieces and using my trust Colour Card to identify them... fun, fun, fun! I should have done this months ago to make the block patterns less confusing... but I just wanted to sew, sew, sew!
How about you? Did you TSN today or recently? Leave me a comment and let me know all about it!
P.S. I'm linking up to Celtic Stitches' New to Me. This is my first time for this link-up so another TSN!
What a brilliant block! I have never come across liquid stitch before but it sounds like I should start looking out for it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to New to Me too.
Your workmanship on this block is amazing. You should be very pleased with the results and give yourself a great, big pat on the back.ReplyDelete
That's awesome. I had to look twice because I thought it was just two different sized rotary cutters sitting on the mat :)ReplyDelete
Awesome job!! You are being productive this week. And trying new things.ReplyDelete
Had to do a double-take to see which of the two cutters was the real one. Great job, Jenn!ReplyDelete
Your cutter is awesome! What a fabulous technique.ReplyDelete
Wow! Those are teeny tiny pieces. Your finished block looks great, looks like a fun, new technique.ReplyDelete
Congrats on a new skill. These look fab :)ReplyDelete
this is WAY coolReplyDelete
You did so awesome with this one! I remember seeing these two on pile o fabric's instagram and thinking they were so cool! I need to learn this technique. Can't wait to see your scissors!ReplyDelete
I had never thought of printing on freezer paper. Who knew?!ReplyDelete
I had to do a double take to realise that one of the cutters was real and the other was not. Brilliant!
You are learning so much and you quilt will be just fabulous! I love the blocks so much. The rotary cutter is awesome! You did such a wonderful job.ReplyDelete