Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Trimming the flies

I've finished my 100 scrappy shoo fly blocks, and trimmed them all up to a [roughly] equivalent size. This was made much easier by my excellent christmas present from my dad - a rotating cutting board! How cool is this? I'd wanted one for ages for exactly this type of trimming, and it's brilliant. Yay.
I've cut the setting quarter square triangles - ten different fabrics to make the zigzags. I'm just making it up as I go along, but I think I've got it right, and it should look sort of old and scrappy-ish. The maths are slightly doing my head in, but I'm used to that.

Looking forward to the weekend! This drop-off kids / work / pick-up kids / cook / clean / go to bed business really eats into your sewing time ... back to sad reality for me.