After pre-washing all my fat quarters, yesterday I prepared them for cutting, by adding a new step. I decided to lightly starch each piece, in the hopes that this will help the accuracy of my pieced star blocks. I have done lots and lots of Maths, while designing this quilt (My Tea in the Garden Quilt) and have worked out all the cuts and fabric requirements. All that was left was to actually start cutting.
This is where my multitasking genius comes in. I managed to play about an hours worth of Go Fish, with Miss Michaela, while cutting. She was perched on a stool at the end of the cutting table.
Now I would not normally recommend this type of multitasking, but because my maths had all been done, and I had actually drawn out all the cuts per fat quarter (with colour diagrams representing each different piece of fabric) I didn’t have to concentrate quite as hard. I was able to keep us both happy at the same time. Win-Win.
And then my clever girl arranged an Elephant with the scraps.
Do you wield sharp objects with your small people close at hand, or do you think I’m crazy?