April 7, 2013

Cutting Party

My rotary cutter needs a break.  So do I. 




I've been cutting scraps for a new project using leftover jelly rolls, charm squares, and other bits of this and that.  To make sure there's enough contrast, I like to "audition" the fabrics by placing them side by side.


Sometimes it's helpful to see the fabrics without color, so I converted the photo to black and white. 


This helps identify any problems before it's necessary to un-sew! 
 
Time to wake up my machine and get these pieces put together.  Hope you have a great week. 
 
Kim

23 comments:

Wendy said...

Goodness Kim, that is a lot of cutting! Love the b&w photo idea ... and truly can't wait to see what you create with these beautiful scraps!! Good luck :)

Stephanie said...

They all look beautiful to me. :o) Happy Sewing!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your scrappy bits will sure make a pretty bird nest if you share with them.

Loris said...

Pretty! Can't wait to see what you sew together :-)

Rachaeldaisy said...

All looks wonderful to me!! A fabulous mix of fabrics!

Nancy said...

One of each, please. This promises to be something lively!

Michele said...

Whoa! That looks amazing! I love the lights and I don't usually care for lights much. Nice choices :-)

Carol Stearns said...

Cutting is good therapy! Great use of small bits!

Lynn said...

Can't wait to see what becomes of your cutting marathon. Looks like it will be wonderful.

Karen said...

This looks interesting - I know your machine will be glad to wake up and play!!

Sherri said...

Now that is a lot of cutting! Gorgeous fabrics!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to see what you're cutting! I love your header too -- especially those cute little kitty paws!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the fabrics! Cutting is my least favourite part.

Mama Pea said...

Love the fabrics! I've heard converting to black and white is helpful. Thanks for the demonstration!

Barb said...

wow that is a lot of cutting.
Can't wait to see it develop. Great fresh and pretty prints.

Helen in the UK said...

Loving the look of all those pieces lined up, ready for action :)

Mary said...

Hi Kim, you stash looks likes mine! Happy Sewing, Hugs, Mary

Sinta Renee said...

I haven't ever tried that before. Looks like it would be a good idea. I think you should have been more than a party of one for all of that rotary cutting!

a good yarn said...

That's a lot of fabric!

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Marie said...

You've been BUSY! Great tip for converting an image to B&W to confirm the contrast - thanks!

Jane said...

Please don't give to birds to make a nest. Bright colored scrapes make them an easy target for their predictors. You can use them to stuff a bed for dogs. Thanks I love the demo