First, it struck me that when last I posted a “What I’m Working on Wednesday” segment, it was actually Tuesday. That alone is a testament to how busy I’ve been lately.
Most of that busyness has been from work and I’ll get to some of that in a bit, but some has been due to trying to wrap up work so I could take 4 days to do this:
Hiking and climbing a few of the many peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Amazing stuff.
Getting ready for this trip and working were also the two main reasons my September Challenge didn’t make it. It’s not uncommon for me to ignore the fact that there are JUST 24 hours in a day. Nevertheless, I did learn a lot from the 2 weeks+ I managed to post daily and I’ll chat about that in another post.
Today I wanted to share one of the samples I made for my CreativeLive class, 10 Ways to Love Improvisation. By the way, it’s not too late to RSVP for the class and/or to join the live studio audience.
One of the concepts I’ll be discussing is the choice of cutting tools when working improvisationally.
To demonstrate that I made this block with patches that I exclusively cut using scissors. You definitely get a differnt edge and have to make different design and piecing decisions.
It’s actually nice to be able to gather a pile of fabrics and just sit at the sewing machine cutting and piecing almost simultaneously.
Truth be told, though, I prefer a rotary cutter, mostly because scissors hurt my hand after a while, but there’s something about the rawness of the edges you get when you cut with scissors.
As for the design decisions that went into making this block, that too is something I’ll discuss in the class. I hope you think about joining me.