Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I am afraid you are going to be seeing a lot of chickens here for the next little while. They seem to be a bit addictive. Here are the prototypes so far. They are in the order that I made them so I think there has been some improvement. Once I get a handle on how to make them, I will try to get a bit more of a wonky look. Wonky is surprisingly quite a lot more difficult to do than straight. Next I need to make some looking the other way. The one I am in the middle of constructing is looking back over her shoulder. Hopefully, I will post her tomorrow. I also want to make at least one rooster and some eggs.
The gray sashing fabric doesn't work at all. It's the wrong gray and just deadens all the other colors. DH's idea is no sashing at all. I may give that a try unless I happen upon the perfect sashing fabric in the next few days. Then I would just put on some sort of border to make it larger or else make a few more blocks.
Yesterday I got a flier in the mail from Fabricland, saying that cutting mats, rotary blades and rulers were 40% off. I had all three in my hands, but I didn't read the fine print. The sale only starts tomorrow. So I put everything back and I will wait for a week. My mat is trashed and my blade is soooo dull. I have a blade sharpener for my smaller rotary cutters and it works quite well for at least three or four sharpenings but I haven't bought one for my 60mm cutter yet. Blades are quite expensive so even at $27 the sharpener is worth it. I have to order it from a catalogue or I would have it already.