Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cute FREE Tutorial!

Good morning! It's Saturday and I get to do some sewing today! Woot! Last night I did another Farmer's Wife block...I know, I know, you're sick of Farmer's Wife blocks on the blog. Can't be helped buddies--I love them! They are fast and easy. Gina said that this one should have been fussy cut and she is right. But--too bad! It's done and I'm leaving it that way!
It's Block 23, Country Farm. We had chickens when I was a girl and they are always going in every direction (especially if you are trying to catch them) so I'm leaving the birds like they are.

I dropped my rotary cutter on my toe last night and cut a nice slice. I thought it would never stop bleeding. I realized that I've gotten into the habit of not closing my cutter until I'm through. So If I have to reposition the fabric and cut more than one cut, it stays open. Not a good idea. I thought I was going to have to call my son to come stitch it up but it finally quit. Did you know that on the top of the Bandaid box it says, "You're going to be just fine"? When did they start doing that? I think it's awesome!

So here is the cute, free tutorial from Jennifer Jangles! It's for a flower pin that would be a wonderful gift for all the ladies in your quilt group or for the ladies in your family on Christmas Day!
Jennifer has quite a few tutorials on her blog. Here's one for Elmore Penguin:
He's made from Jennifer's adorable new Christmas fabric. She is so talented! You can find her free tutorials HERE!

Have a fabulous Saturday and remember, keep your rotary cutters closed! Cheery wave from Bev!


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Ouch! So sorry about your toe! I love your block! The chickens are so cute. :-) Have a happy weekend!

Mike Pearson said...

I always close the guard on the cutter! I have a dog and a cat! And Mitch (the kitty) is very mischievous! But he's my moral support! He hangs out with me while I sew. Sometimes he claws the fabric so I lock him out of the room when that happens! One time I accidentally locked him in the sewing room. He defacated on my quilt top! Funny thing was, the main print fabric was cats! I just said it had been christened!

20 North Ora said...

Ouch!! That sounds painful!! Your block is beautiful as always. Take care of yourself!


Missy Shay said...

I'm doing a quilt along at my church starting on Tuesday, several ladies have bought new rotary cutters and I have been stressing the importance of closing the blades, I'm going to use you as an example when I teach them how to cut on Tuesday.