I saw a pretty little Ring Toss quilt in the Connecting Threads catalog. I wasn’t in the mood to wait for the mail. So I summoned all of my circle tools–your Creative Grids rotary circles template set, your Olfa circle cutter, your Brandy’s mylar circles, heck, I even tried a 1″ circle punch.
For some reason, it practically took rocket science to figure this out. And then there was some trial and error with the fusible web. Once I got it figured out, I WROTE IT DOWN so I could keep doing the same thing. Sheesh. Next time I’ll wait for the mail to bring me a pattern. Actually, I’d still be pulling out all the various circle tools to make the cutting go faster.
You do own one of these Olfa circle cutters, don’t you?????
If not and you have any predilection for circles, by all means, it’s worth the money. Ask for one at the next major or minor gift giving opportunity.
Anyhoo, here is what hurt my wee brain:
More blocks to make. Some re-arranging to do. Those are supposed to be light-ish green backgrounds.
Oh, but what did come in the mail? A lovely Japanese patchwork book:
Nanette gave away a copy of this book in her uber-generous blog anniversary giveaway–no, I wasn’t the lucky winner (that clever girl Belinda won it–smart girl, I knew I liked her!)–but Nanette kindly shared the ISBN and I was off to YesAsia to place my order. I’ve never ordered from Amazon Japan, but I have always had great success ordering from YesAsia.
This is a patchwork lesson book with such pretty blocks and projects!
Aside from the circles, I have been doing my best to pretend that it’s not 9 degrees F outside. That’s a little hard to do. Speaking of which, I’ll be driving to the bus stop very shortly…. Happy stitching!