February 12, 2011

Quilt cutting.

I finally decided to get myself to that quilting class on Thursday to learn how to cut things out properly.......I probably could have done it all at home but I wouldn't got to spend the day laughing with friends ( Jodi, Kath, Melissa, Therese, Heath and Lil ) and more than likely I would have taken the long road when it came to cutting the thing out, the balance of colour would have been off, and I wouldn't have discovered that my pizza cutter thingy had two blades on it.
 I bought it probably 8 months back and thought it was going to be such a time saver.....not! All it did was make mince meat of everything I touched with it, I thought it was me, my technique was all wrong so I always went back to the trusty scissors. When I started to cut some of my squares on Thursday it did it again......very frustrating, I thought the blade was blunt or something. Kath and Therese pulled it apart and discovered there were two blades not the usual one..........so now I have a spare blade what a bonus!!!
Now that I can cut without making mince meat of everything I spent last night cutting out some more pieces of my quilt, so far I've cut out around 450 pieces......another 100 or so to go. Such a long process but I'm going to be one happy camper when it's all done.........I'd love my house to be full of lovely handmade quilts, they make a house a home!

Have a lovely weekend!


Jessica said...

What a pity you didn't find out sooner about the blades. I couldn't live without my "pizza" (lol) cutter.
What fabric range is that? It is gorgeous!

Posie Patchwork said...

I can't deal with the pizza cutter BUT Rachel from Shop bought me electric scissors for my birthday, kept saying "LIFE CHANGING JENNIE" all day, i'm trying not to be scared. Love Posie

Jane @ the girl in the brick house said...

Wow, that's a lot of cutting but it's going to look fab judging by the pictures!

designed to a T said...

Love the colours Brenda. Can't wait to see what it looks like finished...T

Mary said...

I love your fabric choices, can't wait to see how wonderful it looks when it's all put together. I couldn't agree more with you when you say that "quilts make a house a home". I'm itching to find the time to make up some quilts for my daughter's room.

bec said...

Cool, I can't wait to see it strating to be assembled. We are having a mini- sew a long- I have bought this pattern too, after seeing it in your blog! Not sure when i'll get started, though. Agree about the cutter, if they work they are great, if not, crappy!

Penny said...

Good luck with your quilting project Brenda.....it's going to be GORGEOUS with those colours and prints.
Thanks for visiting my blog the other day and leaving me some encouragement on my 5 Kilos Challenge. xx

Teek said...

I love the fabric. Great job at cutting.
What is the name of the fabric you are using?