SAME OLD WINTER
Now would be a good time to visit quilting buddies in Austrailia or New Zealand, I think. Here in WI we have the same snow we had in December with just a few added inches. Fortunately we have been spared the bad storms of you folks in the South and East. A few flowers would do my heart good right now. I miss my hubby on Valentine’s Day. He loved giving me flowers or a spring plant.
But I did get something, the satisfaction of some small quilting finishes. I loved doing the Modern HST Sampler Lantern pattern in brown and pink, the RSC16 colors this month. I did add a light in the lantern.
The batiks worked very well in this color combination because they blend together quite naturally.
A HAPPY SOLUTION TO A PESKY PROBLEM
I have a slight hand tremor, which gets worse under stress, such as rotary cutting, etc. This causes slipping when trying to cut or mark fabrics. I do have good solutions for my rulers, but the marking is difficult. I saw a sand board advertised, but all the sites on Google no longer are selling them. So I found the easiest answer.
I bought a pack of three 9 x 11-inch fine 400 grit sandpaper sheets and they happen to have non slip backing. So when I firmly set the sheet on my cutting board it stays put, and so does the fabric when I mark it. So simple and cheap!
All in all it has been a productive week, if you measure it in single blocks rather than multiple quilts. I really ended up learning a lot.
I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.