Friday, May 20, 2016

A Little Late

Whoops…. If I was planning to at least post every 30 days…. I have failed. Although if I had planned to post once a month…. I am still on track!!!
It often just seems like nothing really changes here…. And pictures… well not always as interesting as one might think they are.

Things have been GOOD here.

I was a winner, not once but twice in recent weeks.

First in March I received an Altos Quilt Cut II!!! What an exciting win and totally unexpected. I left a comment on a FB Page…. And the next thing I know I was notified that I won. It has taken a while to find some time to use it! But lets just say my strips have NEVER been straighter or more accurate than the ones I have cut with this tool. So far all I have spent time doing is the strips and a couple of simple sub cuts. It came with a whole book of patterns, in different sizes and the cutting instructions, but quite frankly, I have been very busy with just the need for strips.

Its difficult to see, but I have some white on white fabric laid up to cut. I did discover that the smaller Olfa seems to work best!

Win #2 was a 2 yard piece of hand dyed fabric and some Misty Fuse from Vicki Welsh of Colorways. It was a celebration of her new combined store and blog launch, I have a few pieces of her hand dyes but like almost all of the hand dyed fabrics I have, I have not been able to cut into them!!! I recently started reading her blog regularly, because she has an Innova Longarm, and teaches a beginners class for the machine…. Any way I love hand dyes, and left a comment, and well, someday I will have to cut the fabric!!! But not just yet.

So I have indeed been a very lucky quilter!!!

More Later- Beth


Jean said...

Good to see your post. I don't know anything about that cutting system. Interesting. Glad that things are good. I am four school days from retiring. Maybe I can even blog! Oh, and I am enjoying my new Koala table.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I was a winner of some hand dyed fabric too. I am determined this year to cut into it.....all of it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the winnings! we are a sad family when it comes to lottery and such, I think I have never won anything in my entire life, the kids was always disappointed at Valborg bonfire - not even the smallest thing. Until this year when John came home with just that, the smallest thing LOL. Enjoy your flow ;)

sosarahsew said...

Like Wanda, I too was a winner! Wow, to have three of us know each other is cool!! Mine were a bundle of yellows and oranges. I too am determined to make them into something fabulous.