Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I have watched people cut fabric upside down and backwards with a rotary cutter, and it gives me the willies. I've done it once or twice and realized I don't have the same level of control that I have when I'm cutting the usual way, so I stopped doing it. However I've gotten into a habit of cutting from right to left with the ruler parallel to my body so I can see the cutting line a little better. Last night the cutter veered up on top of the ruler, and I sliced my finger wide open. It bled and bled, and it bled some more this morning. I am on my way to the doctor's office in a short while to see if stitches are warranted.
Use your tools in the way they are intended!
Update: I am back from the doctor's office, and apparently the decision about stitches must be made within the first several hours after an injury occurs; so no stitches, thankfully. The doctor said he didn't think they would have been necessary anyway. As it is now, I have to keep my finger bandaged for two weeks, can't get it wet, watch for signs of infection, you know the drill. Could have been worse, but this was bad enough!
My good friend Koleen came up with a 6-Quilt Stashbuster Challenge. The idea is to choose six quilts and make a block a month for each quilt, or however many blocks you need to finish a particular quilt in a year's time. That would mean making multiple blocks each month for each quilt if I'm making bed-sized quilts. It's an interesting idea I'm considering, particularly since the block-a-week hexagons are working out well.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
JudyS wanted to know what they would look like all together, so I took the ones I finished and placed them up on the design wall. It's the first time I've seen all of them laid out myself, and I realized the brighter pink will add a little sparkle. Good idea, Judy