I mustered up the courage to cut into my new fat quarter pack! In fact, I’ve managed to leave myself mostly with scraps left over, after working hard to create some blocks for a new quilt. Above are a bunch of pieces that will become blocks over the next few hours… if my back holds up. Sometimes sewing and cutting gets my back all sorts of angry at me. This week has been one of those spells that leaves me moaning and groaning. Ick. I need better posture!
Anyway, I’m using Oh, Fransson’s Map of the States technique to make blocks in these colorways:
I have long known of the craft wonders of freezer paper, but this is my first time actually using it for anything. And I am impressed! It is full of awesomeness I’ve never known. It irons on to the front of fabric – for stenciling, or in my case, block cutting – and the true beauty of it is that it’s temporary! And leaves no marks behind! And it’s reusable! Meaning that if you ironed it on to one piece of fabric, peeled it off and then thought… shoot, I’d like to do that again, ’cause it was that fun, YOU CAN!
I sense more freezer paper in my life in the coming months. Might be a good time to buy stock in Reynolds. I’m just saying.
Posted by robyn on December 22nd, 2009 under crafts
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