So with all that, I was glad to finally master glue basting little umbrella pieces in my latest English Paper Piecing project. It only took hours of doing it over and over again. I do like the glue stick pen and am excited to try it with other pieces , like raw edge applique or something like that. It was kinda messy though and I managed to go through 2 refills. I think in the end though, it is a lot quicker to buy precut paper pieces and glue baste. That said, its easier to sit in front of the tv watching a movie if you cut them yourself and sew baste.
Finally, I'm at the sewing them together phase. It's fun to match up the umbrellas. Who doesn't like playing with pattern and color?? I did design two alternative quilts for these little blocks to be featured in, but since both designs ended up in the trash....I won't bore you. So that's my goal this week, come up with a new layout design that will feature this pretty line of fabric better and get the umbrella's sewn together!!
So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?