Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tools of the Trade

I ordered a new template following the 15min workshop.

I confess this is the first template I've ever used.  I started quilting in the pre-historic days before rotary cutters and templates were cut from cereal boxes .  After watching how quickly and accurately blocks could be cut I figured I better learn a new trick.

 design board from class with oversize tumbler blocks. Another new idea  change the size of traditional blocks GO BIG!!

rotating cutting mat is my new best friend.

DH and I also had a great night out on Tuesday at the Sydney Eentertainment Center. Paul Simon was amazing!  4 encores.

Have a good Friday   Terry  


Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE your tumblers with the dots. Looks like you had fun with Victoria. What a small, friendly world we quilters live in.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your tumblers are so wonderful!! The made fabric looks great paired up with those dots. Paul Simon must have been amazing!! 4 encore is awesome. You'll relive that concert every time you hear his music.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I remember when I first did a little patchwork course in Blackheath Terry, we had to pull a thread from the fabric....put it down on sandpaper etc etc etc....I say the rotary cutters are great! Wow, Paul Simon....I didn't even know he came here!

Jane Galley said...

Sounds like a wonderful night out.
Love your take on the tumbler quilt, lovely to see it in bigger blocks

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Looking good terry! Keep on playing! have fun!

Nat Palaskas said...

Love it Terry, tell me where I can get one of that magic template? I started quilting with rotary cutter and mat and still using the same set since then - I'm home by the way - Hugs