Sewing Into 2016
Recently a friend introduced me to CutRite Heavy Duty Freezer Paper and it has thoroughly change the way I think about using freezer paper templates....especially for applique. It lusciously thick and has a lot of "sticking power" unlike regular freezer paper which always se me too frustration to use. For anyone local who might want to try it check in with Anne at Quilters Studio on Lopez Island ...she has it on order. In the below regular freezer paper (from the market) is on the left...and I have found most freezer paper sheets to be of similar weight....the heavy duty sheet (with templates cut from it) is on the right....
Sewing has bcom my new day job. My p objects are coming along, but I really feel the need to keep up. Falling behind could spell another UFO which I want to avoid. That being said I have become enamored with the latest paper piecing project from PaperPieces...Glorious Hexagons. Simple, fun to make and lik potato chips...I cannot resist them. Each month the papers arrive to make more blocks...all based on Katja Marek's book the "New Hexagon". I like the fact that I can use the book and acrylic template set that I bought to make the Millefiori quilt (not the same as The Passcaglia quilt) for another great project. Liza Prior Lucy and Kim McClean have put their own spin on this project with a new booklet (companion to the New Hexagon book) and two new templates.
I want many of these little blocks to tell a little story or show a little relationship ...perfect for some small prints...like these Kokka cotton/linen blends from Maigo (an ETSY shop):
I am feeling rather one dimensional lately...sewing/quilting, but two f ithe nods have lured me back into a small mixed media exchange which I am already late with! We'll see what else this new year may bring....and just how it the h do has it gotten to be so late in January already. I wonder if I sleep more than I think I do...the days just seem to flash by!
How has your 2016 started off? Plans? Projects? Share!