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Monday, April 04, 2016

Design Wall Monday




Since my grand plan for April is focused on new t-shirts for myself. 
 I was contemplating (procrastinating) on how to perfect the fit of my shirt 
and decided to squeeze in some piecing time.
After all, when I get into full blown t-shirt mode, 
there will be no sewing anything else.
You understand that focus thing, right?!?

I don't really have anything going at the moment so I pulled out my tumbler leaders/enders bin.
I gave my progress the once over and remembered someone said 
they were doing a border with their darks.
So I got out my seam ripper,
made myself a little add on room and got busy.


I needed more variety so I got out a stack of I want it gone fabric and started cutting.
In the process of cutting, I added lots more pieces to my string bin.
That's a good thing.
I also learned just how sharp those blades are in the dies.
That wasn't a good thing.


I got a bit more life out of this cutting mat 
and then I heard it snap.
It's now waiting for the garbage man to take it to it's new home.
Thank goodness I had another one to use.
I need to add a new one to my shopping list.


When I took my bins in to put them away,
I had to sit down and sew just for a little while.
I now have a nice long string of tumbler pairs to press. 
I love a good leader/ender project gone awry. 


Next up at the Go cutter is this pile of I want it gone fabrics.
What will they become???
I probably will cut tumblers from some of them
and I have an apple core die that needs to be used again
and of course, I will create more strings.

What's on your design wall? I'm headed to Patchwork Times 
this morning to see what others are working on.

4 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

You are SEW far ahead of me in the Tumbler rage!! I did cut some pieces, but that's as far as I got. I looks like yours is coming together nicely.

Mary said...

I have a mat for each of my Dies so I hope I don't have to replace mine any too soon. I need to get mine out and cut some scraps. They are still Multiplying in the QuiltZone. Happy Times on a Monday

Sheila said...

Love your tumbler quilt in progress. Sorry to hear you found out how sharp your blades were :(
You have been busy this week. I need to get to sewing.

AnnieO said...

Your endless cycle is admired! I do not use my GO cutter as often as I should. Someday I may save strings but for now, I haven't the time or energy to save yet another type of scrap :) Have fun with the "gone" pile!