I have not been very productive this week so I decided that it was because I was in the planning phase. I did manage to do a little shopping and bought a new tool. Now I have a 60 degree triangle or maybe even two already but I decided that this smaller one might come in handy. I don't mind having duplicate tools anyway. My other two are larger which can make cutting small pieces a little clumsy at times. I'll make some comparisons and let you know.
|60 degree ruler|
Why are triangles on my mind? Have you seen the Dancing Stars Pattern and Quilt Along ?
For some reason this pattern intrigues me. Now I'm not a huge fan of paper piecing. I can do it and I even like to use it for something like my Dr. Whoot pattern. There are some things that are easier to do with paper piecing. Odd angles and pictorial blocks for instances. However, if I can piece something and not have to rip out the paper afterwards I'm happier.
All the pieces in the Dancing Stars Pattern can be cut with this tool. I laid it on the pattern to see. It will work and I will check my other tools out too to see how they would do. I'll let you know which ones will work.
I don't know when I will start this. I haven't made any decisions about fabrics or colors yet.
I have made a few choices for the next blog hop that I am going to participate in.
|Stripes and more stripes|
My day will be February 25.
It's raining again. I'm beginning to feel sunshine deprived. Since New Year's we have had only a handful of sunny days. I know we need the rain because we have been in a drought pattern for a few years now but it even rained on the days the weather man said it would be sunny this week. When it wasn't raining it was still cloudy. Got any cheese to go with my whine? LOL
|The circle isn't filled in all the way yet.|
|This is the bunch that started blooming back in January|
I'll leave you with these shots of sunny daffodils. Their blooming season has been extended this year because it keeps going from warm to cold to warm to cold ... As you can see there are still quite a few that haven't bloomed yet.
Cheers! Here's to a more productive week for you and ME!
I'm linking up with Sew Many Ways and Monday Link Up and Patchwork Times and Freemotion by the River