As of this morning, this is the progress that I’ve made
since showing you the 1,600+ cut petals
made with the New Hope Fabric by Jo Morton for Moda Fabrics.
There are 6 half Tiny Dresden plates in each stack,
48, half Tiny Dresden plates in all.
To keep the strings of petals tangle-free & wrinkle-free,
I’ve had Betsy holding them.
She’s very good at her job!
Each string started out as 4 jelly roll strips that I cut into the 41 petals each (160+/-).
This is a VERY busy corner of my room, eh???
This morning, I pulled another string from its resting spot.
See how wrinkle-free they still are?
It makes them much nicer to work with when they’re not wrinkled or tangled.
Anything to make the task less annoying is what I’m all about!
A while back I started wondering why I still cut the strings apart with scissors… no more!
It’s much quicker to cut them apart with my rotary cutter (of course!).
I cut off about a dozen at a time
and trim the seam allowance with my rotary cutter, duh!
Why didn’t I do this earlier?
I don’t think I’m lazy,
I just like to do things the quickest
& least annoying way possible!
Once trimmed, the petals are tossed into one of many cutlery trays.
This keeps the petals from escaping to oblivion when I need to move them to the ironing board in the next step.
Next, I cut off another dozen or so petals from the string
and so on, and so on… until the sting of petals is gone.
All ready for the next step!
Now I must go press, turn, press again, then sew.
A great job for a cold, dreary day.
I think I’ll go pick out a movie to keep me company.
It will make this task more enjoyable.
What are you doing on this chilly day?
Just Keep Sewing…